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The Chicago Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years


Cubs won the World Series on Wednesday for the first time in 108 years, with a final score of 8-7. The Chicago Cubs won their first World Series championship since 1908 when Ben Zobrist hit a go-ahead double in the 10th inning, beating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in a thrilling Game 7 delayed by rain early Thursday.  All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman blew a three-run lead with two outs in the eighth when Rajai Davis hit a tying homer. All this even after the teams sat through a 17-minute rain delay before resuming Game 7 of the World Series in the 10th inning with the score tied at 6 early Thursday. 

Davis hit an RBI single with two outs in the bottom half, but Mike Montgomery got the final out. Manager Joe Maddon's team halted the longest title drought in baseball, becoming the first club to overcome a 3-1 Series deficit since the 1985 Kansas City Royals. Cleveland was trying to win its first crown since 1948 but lost the last two games at home.

World Series favorites since spring training, Chicago led the majors with 103 wins this season. The Cubs then ended more than a century of misery for their loyal fans.

 Needless to say, fans on Twitter were absolutely ecstatic.

Some, however, weren't so thrilled with the result. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report 

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