Baseball fans are waking up to a new World Series champion. After 10 innings and a 15 minute rain delay, Ben Zobrist of the Cubs drove in the game winning run to sink the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game 7 of the World Series, capping off what is likely to be one of the greatest comebacks in sports as the Cubs found themselves in a 3-1 deficitafter Game 4 at Wrigley, then won the next 3 in a row to finally break the Curse of the Billy Goat.

An exciting and heart-stopping game

Indians post-season aceCorey Kluberwas pitching on short rest for just the second time in the post-season and in his 3rd game of the World Series.

Normally, when a team faces Kluber for the third time, it's advantage: Kluber. Not this time. First batter he faced, Dexter Fowler, gave him a rude welcome with a solo home run to center field. An Addison Russell sac fly and a Contreras RBI double would make it 3-1 Cubs in the 4th. The Cubs would add 2 more thanks to Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo. In a questionable move, manager Joe Maddon would pull starter Kyle Hendricks after 4 2/3 innings in favor of ace Jon Lester. Lester was not up to snuff as he would throw a wild pitch to score 2 for Cleveland and make it 5-3 in favor of the Cubbies. Cubs would answer right back with a David Ross solo home run the next inning to make it 6-3 Cubs through 6.

The score would stand like that until the 8th when Brandon Guyer and Rajai Davis would strike for 3 runs to tie it for the Indians and send it into extras, where Ben Zobrist and Miguel Montero would score 2. Indians would draw to within 8-7 in the bottom of the 10th after an RBI base hit by Rajai Davis but could go no further than that.

Mr. Clutch

Just like last year, Ben Zobrist provided in the clutch for the World Series champions. Last year he did it for the Kansas City Royals against the New York Mets. This year he won the World Series for his hometown Chicago Cubs. He hit .357 in the series and knocked in the game-winning run with his extra innings double.

A native of Chicago, Zobrist will likely be handsomely rewarded for his heroics.

Turning point

The major turning point in the game camejust before extra innings started. The 15 minute rain delay provided the opening the Chicago Cubs needed to put the game away.It's game, set and match -- it finally happened! The Cubs have won their first World Series since 1908, defeating Billy Sianis and exorcising the Curse of the Billy Goat!

To take a line from the "Phineas and Ferb" finale, "it's been a great World Series and we thank you for coming along."

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