For the first time in 71 years, the Chicago Cubs are playing in the World Series.
The Cubs got to Clayton Kershaw early, tagging him for 5 runs in 5 innings pitched. Two of those runs came on solo home runs from Willson Contreras and Anthony Rizzo.
Starter Kyle Hendricks was dealing all night long as he allowed just two hits on the game. Hendricks and closer Aroldis Chapman faced the minimum amount of batters, inducing three double plays including the last one to get the Cubs to the World Series:
The Cubs celebrated on the field with family and fans. Javier Baez and Jon Lester were named Co-MVP’s of the NLCS.
Then the party hit the lockerroom:
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Oh, and Wrigleyville was NUTS:
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Game 1 of the World Series will take place Tuesday night in Cleveland.