It only took 108 years, but the Cubs are back on top as champions of Major League Baseball. Powered by a trio of solo home runs, aggressive base-running and clutch hitting, Chicago outlasted the Indians to take home their first World Series title since 1908.
Fresh off his Hall of Fame induction, Ken Griffey Jr. was given another honor this week, as Sony announced that he would be given the cover of MLB The Show 17.
Teams that score first had been 12-0 through the LCS and game 1 of the World Series, so Chicago had to be feeling great when Rizzo doubled home Kris Bryant to open the scoring in the top of the first.
Corey Kluber tossed a dominant six innings, striking out nine and Roberto Perez drove in four as Cleveland took game one convincingly.
Schwarber, who injured his knee in a collision with Dexter Fowler just two games into the season, has been rehabbing in the Arizona Fall League since October 17th.
Chicago took an early lead and Kyle Hendricks dominated the Dodgers, en route to a 5-0 victory and a berth in the 2016 World Series.
While this wasn’t a must win game for either team, history tells us that the winner of game 5 in LCS history goes on to win the series 70% of the time.
Never bet against Madison Bumgarner in a playoff elimination game. The New York Mets got a front row seat to Bumgarner’s complete game shutout as the San Francisco Giants advanced to the divisional round of the 2016 MLB Playoffs.
With the hopes of an entire country on their back, the Toronto Blue Jays smashed their way into the 2016 ALDS with a walk-off three-run homer in the 11th inning.