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.
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.
Aaron discusses the first two games of the 2016 World Series and gives his predictions for some of the top matchups in the NFL this weekend.
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.
The Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates were playing a meaningless baseball game last night, with the Cubs already clinching the best record in the NL and the Pirates eliminated from post-season contention. But that didn’t stop Clint Hurdle from referencing an obscure baseball rule
When a late rally against the Milwaukee Brewers fell short, resulting in a 5-4 loss; the Cubs clubhouse turned their eyes to the Cardinals, who were visiting the San Francisco Giants for a four game series. They didn’t have to wait long as the Giants disposed of the Cardinals, securing the NL Central for the Cubs.
The Chicago Cubs literally powered their way to the NLCS, homering 10 times in the four game series against the St. Louis Cardinals. The record for most home runs in a divisional series is 10, put up by the Seattle Mariners in 1995, the New York Yankees in 1995, and the Houston Astros in 2004. And it wasn’t just one or two guys doing it for the Cubs. A total of seven different players homered during the series.