CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 02: The Chicago Cubs celebrate after winning 8-7 in Game Seven of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on November 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

World Series: 7 top moments from the Cubs’ Game 7 win over the Indians

The Cubs’ 8-7, extra-inning victory in Game 7 of the World Series over the Indians had everything a sports fan could ask for.

Here are the top seven moments from an unforgettable night in Cleveland:

1. The Cubs struck first on a Dexter Fowler home run to lead off the game. 


2. The Indians tied it in the bottom of the third, but the Cubs went back on top when Kris Bryant scored on a shallow fly ball by Addison Russell.

Bryant slid under the tag to make it 2-1, then Willson Contreras doubled to right center to bring in another run.


3. After both teams scored twice in the fifth, former Red David Ross homered to center field to stretch the Cubs’ lead to 6-3, and Chicago appeared to be in control. 

4. Joe Maddon went to former Reds closer Aroldis Chapman with two outs in the eighth inning, and it blew up in his face. The hard-throwing lefty gave up a run-scoring double to Brandon Guyer then was tagged for a dramatic game-tying two-run homer to left field by Rajai Davis. 


5. In the top of the ninth, the Cubs had the go-ahead run at third with only one out when Jason Heyward stole second and advanced on a throwing error, but he was stranded there when Javier Baez bunted foul with two strikes and then Francisco Lindor robbed Dexter Fowler of a hit up the middle. 


6. After a rain delay, Middletown native Kyle Schwarber started the 10th inning with a single through the shift into right field. 

Albert Almora Jr. ran for Schwarber and scored on an opposite-field double by Ben Zobrist to break the tie. The Cubs then added another run on a single by Miguel Montero. 


7. Karl Edwards Jr. came on in the bottom of the 10th for the Cubs. He got the first two outs before walking Brandon Guyer and giving up an RBI single up the middle to Davis. 

Maddon then turned to Mike Montgomery to face Michael Martinez, a defensive replacement in the late innings.

Martinez coaxed a grounder Bryant picked up and threw to first to end the game — and 108 years of misery on the North Side of Chicago.

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