Cubs Survive World Series Elimination With Gutsy Call By Manager Joe Maddon

The Cleveland Indians held a 3-1 series lead over the Chicago Cubs and was in a position to win the World Series Title last night at Wrigley Field.

In the 2nd inning, Cleveland took a 1-0 lead with a solo home run hit by Jose Ramirez. The Indians had never lost a game this postseason after having the lead in any game.

But in the 4th inning, the Cubs offense woke up. Kris Bryant first homered to left center field. Then Addison Russell and David Ross each drove in a run, giving the Cubs a 3-1 lead.

In the 6th, the Indians were able to cut the deficit in half by scoring another run.

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With the score 3-2 with just 1 out in the 7th inning, Joe Maddon, the Cubs’ manager decided he needed to do something drastic with their season on the line. He put in their closer, Aroldis Chapman, to do something he had never done before, close a game with 8 batters left.

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The move proved to be a good one, as Chapman was able to hold off the Indians from scoring another one, giving the Cubs the 3-2 victory and life in the World Series.

The Cubs have to sweat out another elimination game 6 before being able to win it all in game 7. You can check out game 6 tomorrow at 8:08pm EST.

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