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Davis delivers dramatic dinger off Chapman
With a runner on and two outs in the eighth inning, and the Tribe trailing, 6-4, Davis drove a 98-mph fastball from Aroldis Chapman over the high wall in left field to tie the game. It was the first game-tying home run in the eighth inning or later of a World Series Game 7.
The two-run shot was the first career postseason home run for the 11-year veteran, and the first home run surrendered by Chapman since the Twins' Kurt Suzuki took the left-hander deep on June 18, while Chapman was with the Yankees.
The Cubs' hit of the century
Zobrist got the biggest hit of the World Series, and perhaps the biggest hit in Cubs history, when he doubled down the left-field line to break a 6-6 tie in the 10th inning.
Zobrist lined a 96-mph cutter from Indians reliever Bryan Shaw -- who hadn't allowed a run in three appearances during the World Series -- past the dive of third baseman Jose Ramirez, scoring pinch-runner Albert Almora Jr. from second.
Zobrist batted .357 (10-for-28) with two doubles, a triple and two RBIs in the World Series, and was named the first World Series MVP in Cubs history, as the award was first handed out in 1955.
The out of a lifetime
With the tying run at first and two outs in the bottom of the 10th, Cubs reliever Mike Montgomery faced Michael Martinez, one out from securing the franchise's first World Series championship in more than a century. On an 0-1 curveball, Martinez hit a dribbler toward third. Kris Bryant charged, gloved the ball, slipped on the turf, which was wet following a 17-minute rain delay, and threw to first.
First baseman Anthony Rizzo squeezed the final out of the game, ending the longest championship drought in professional sports. It was a moment long dreamed of by generations of Cubs fans.
Manny Randhawa is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @MannyRsports This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.