Aroldis Chapman, the hard-throwing ace closer of the Chicago Cubs, saved the day once again for the Chicago Cubs, in finally winning a World Series game in the friendly confines ofWrigley Field. It was a small hint that possibly the curse of "Murphy" the Billy Goat has been lifted after all these years. In fact, the year was 1945 when bar owner Billy Sianis placed his infamous "curse" on the Cubs for not allowing his smelly goat into the ballpark during the 1945 World Series. On Sunday night, the Chicago Cubs overcame the stench of losing at Wrigley Field and moved onto Cleveland for Game 6 and wishful thinking of Cub fans for a Game 7.

Cub manager Maddon pulls Lester for Carl Edwards Jr.

At the top of the 7th, Cub manager Joe Maddon pulled starting pitcher Jon Lester, in spite of the fact he only threw 90 pitches through 6 innings. Maddon brought in 25-year old right-hander Carl Edwards Jr. who quickly gave up a hit to Indian Mike Napoli.Aroldis Chapman was warming up in the bullpen, a sure sign he was coming in shortly.Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio stalled for time and came out to the mound for a chat. Edwards threw a passed ball that could have been easily scored a wild pitch. Edwards got Carlos Santana to fly out.

And then came ace closer Aroldis Chapman

Then Cub manager Joe Maddon brought in the closer ace from the bullpen.With one out in the seventh, Chapman struck outJose Ramirez for the second out.Roberto Perez then grounded out to second baseto end the inning.

After that, there was no touching Chapman.Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, a native of Chicago and Evanston in Illinois, dedicated his singing of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” to the Cubs legendary announcer Harry Caray.

And he was brilliant the rest of the way

The rest of the way, Aroldis Chapman was simply brilliant.

By the top of the ninth, hewas dominating. Mike Napoli grounded out, Carlos Santana flew out and then he simply blew away Indian third baseman Jose Ramirezwith a swinging strikeout.

Then there was this brilliant play by Cub catcher David Ross, with a mighty assist from Cub first baseman Anthony Rizzo, as Indian Carlos Santana popped up in foul territory.

Now back to continuing the World Series in Cleveland, Ohio, for a Game 6, and dare we say it: Game 7. Meanwhile, Chicago Cub fans celebrate the victory in Game 5.

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