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Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:52:22 PDTA look at what's happening all around the majors today:
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:48:01 PDTIt's that time of year, late October, and World Series talk is in the air. In 1980 with the Phillies, we were constantly reading about how we'd never won it all. A lot of people will have fun with this - Cubs and Indians, and whose curse is the strongest.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:22:45 PDTAny other year, against any other team, the Cleveland Indians would be the sentimental choice in this year's World Series. The lovable Cubbies, who captured the nation's heart by exorcising curses and winning their first NL pennant since 1945 on Saturday night and are aiming for their first Series title since 1908, are a popular pick. The odds makers in Las Vegas have pegged the Cubs as heavy favorites going into Game 1 on Tuesday night.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:14:32 PDTKris Bryant says he gets chills every time the fans at Wrigley Field shower him with ''MVP!'' chants. If anything can overwhelm these kid Cubbies, they haven't faced it yet. Bryant was one of five players 24 or younger in the starting lineup for the Cubs during Game 6 of the NL Championship Series, and that group is showing maturity beyond its years.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 20:11:22 PDTLong-suffering Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians supporters dream of a fairytale finish when the 112th World Series opens Tuesday, but only one of Major League Baseball's longest championship droughts will end in the epic showdown. The Cubs have not won the World Series since 1908, the longest title drought in American sports history, and they had not even reached the best-of-seven championship matchup since 1945 until dispatching the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday for the National League crown. "There has been so much emotion over the years from this fan base," Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist said.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:43:23 PDTCleveland (AFP) - The Cleveland Indians will give right-handed ace Corey Kluber the ball in game one of the World Series against the Chicago Cubs in Cleveland on Tuesday.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:58:46 PDTThe Chicago Cubs' first pennant clincher since 1945 was seen by an average of 9.7 million viewers on Fox Sports 1, the highest total for a League Championship Series in six years. Chicago's 5-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS on Saturday night was the most-watched LCS game since San Francisco's 3-2 victory over Philadelphia in Game 6 in 2010 (11.6 million), Fox said Sunday. Fox said an average of 110,500 viewers watched digitally on Fox Sports Go and 273,000 more on Fox Deportes' Spanish-language coverage.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:32:30 PDTPresident Barack Obama is giving it up for the Chicago Cubs. Obama is a well-known fan of the Cubs' crosstown rivals, the Chicago White Sox. First lady Michelle Obama beat the president to it earlier Sunday with her own tweet celebrating the Cubs' pennant win.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:28:34 PDT(Reuters) - Ace right-hander Corey Kluber will start Game One of the World Series for the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday when they host the National League champion Chicago Cubs, manager Terry Francona said on Sunday. Kluber, the 2014 American League (AL) Cy Young winner, held the Boston Red Sox scoreless over seven innings in the AL Division Series and allowed two runs over 11 1/3 innings in the AL Championship Series against the Toronto Blue Jays to enter the World Series with a 0.98 ERA.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:28:16 PDTKyle Schwarber smiled and held his arms in the air, his teammates spraying him with champagne. The Chicago Cubs had just won their first NL pennant in 71 years, and the slugger was at the heart of the party. Moments after Chicago closed out the NL Championship Series at an electric Wrigley Field, the biggest question for the Cubs shifted all the way across the country to Mesa, where Schwarber is making an impressive comeback from major left knee surgery in April.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:24:51 PDTAce right-hander Corey Kluber will start Game One of the World Series for the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday when they host the National League champion Chicago Cubs, manager Terry Francona said on Sunday. Kluber, the 2014 American League (AL) Cy Young winner, held the Boston Red Sox scoreless over seven innings in the AL Division Series and allowed two runs over 11 1/3 innings in the AL Championship Series against the Toronto Blue Jays to enter the World Series with a 0.98 ERA.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 16:08:20 PDTIndians second baseman Jason Kipnis sprained his left ankle during a postgame celebration in the AL playoffs, but is expected to be ready for Game 1 of the World Series. Francona says he expects Kipnis to be OK for the World Series opener on Tuesday night at home against the Chicago Cubs.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:47:18 PDTCLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians ace Corey Kluber will start Game 1 of the World Series against the Chicago Cubs.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 13:38:00 PDTA rested Clayton Kershaw couldn't save the Los Angeles Dodgers' season one more time, leaving them a long winter to think about falling short of the World Series again. The Dodgers blew a 2-1 NL Championship Series lead against the Chicago Cubs and lost 5-0 behind Kershaw in Game 6 on Saturday. ''We were in a good spot,'' center fielder Joc Pederson said.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:54:54 PDTA look at the best-of-seven World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians:
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:23:17 PDTWith a mix of euphoria, relief and disbelief, long-suffering Chicago Cubs fans are shaking off superstitions and setting their sights on the team's first World Series in 71 years. Loyal fans as far south as San Antonio, Texas, and as far west as Washington state restructured their worldviews to include the seductive possibility that they won't be disappointed again. First lady Michelle Obama joined the chorus Sunday morning, congratulating her hometown Cubs a day after the team defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago's Wrigley Field in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:27:26 PDTFor the first time since 1945, the Chicago Cubs are going to the World Series. Now all that stands between them and ending a 108-year championship drought is four wins against the Cleveland Indians. Then again, nothing seemed more improbable than the Cubs actually winning a pennant to begin with.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:27:49 PDTThe Chicago Cubs clinching their first World Series berth since 1945 is one of those rare moments, and so far we’ve seen those reactions stream in from far and wide. Perhaps one of those coolest images we’ve seen though is from a Chicago native with a little Cubs fandom in her blood. The photo was captured and shared by Clinton’s travelling press secretary Nick Merrill while on board their plane to the next campaign rally.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 07:54:58 PDTMaybe because anyone old enough to actually remember the last time the Chicago Cubs made it to the World Series would be at least 71 and know enough to stay home instead of parking himself in the middle of the pandemonium that engulfed Wrigley Field late Saturday. ''I think about the guys I played with who never got to see this,'' Williams began.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 07:20:17 PDTOne way to realize just how long it's been since the Chicago Cubs last reached the World Series is to look at how much the game has changed since then, on and off the field. The Cubs are making their first appearance since 1945 and chasing their first title since 1908. INTEGRATION: Jackie Robinson became the first black player to reach the major leagues in 1947, two years after the Cubs' last World Series appearance.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 06:48:39 PDTAt long, long last, it's true: Either the Chicago Cubs or Cleveland Indians will win the World Series. Do-it-all Javier Baez, flashy Francisco Lindor, MVP caliber Kris Bryant and a bevy of young stars.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 04:59:13 PDTThe Chicago Cubs are headed to the World Series for the first time in 71 years after a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The hard-luck Cubs haven't won the world Series since 1908, and last played in Major League Baseball's championship showcase in 1945.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:34:51 PDTBy Nick Carey and Timothy Mclaughlin CHICAGO (Reuters) - Jubilant fans of the Chicago Cubs erupted in celebration on Saturday when the franchise clinched a berth in this year's World Series, pumped up by the dizzying prospect that their team could win Major League Baseball's top prize for the first time since 1908. Chicago's North Side turned into a roving street party as thousands of people wearing "Cubbie" blue spilled out of Wrigley Field after witnessing the team vanquish the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0, giving the Cubs the National League championship for the first time in more than 70 years. Long known as "lovable losers," the Cubs now have their sights set on an even more elusive prize: winning the franchise's first World Series title in more than a century and ending the longest drought of its kind in professional sports.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:11:40 PDTWith the World Series matchup decided, the Cubs and Indians can begin preparing for Game 1 Tuesday night at Cleveland. No announcements yet on who will pitch the opener at Progressive Field. Former Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber will be amply rested for the Indians.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:49:28 PDTWhen it comes to pitchers who have won a NLCS game to send the Chicago Cubs to the World Series, the list consists of exactly one member: Kyle Hendricks. While many expected his counterpart Clayton Kershaw to turn in the night’s defining start, the 26-year-old righthander was brilliant instead. Hendricks threw 7 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball in the Cubs’ 5-0 win in Saturday’s Game 6, allowing only two hits while striking out six and walking none.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:46:27 PDTLAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have opened as heavy favorites to beat the Cleveland Indians in the World Series.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:00:36 PDTThe celebration that erupted in the city after the Chicago Cubs clinched their first World Series appearance was just as epic as you might expect. Roughly 1,600 miles away, Kyle Schwarber was just finishing up his first game in the Arizona Fall League. Schwarber was expected to play a key role with the Cubs this season, but tore his ACL and LCL on April 7.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 22:29:39 PDTYup, Bryan was very prepared for Game 6 of the NL Championship Series. Providing only his first name and very few details, the 38-year-old said he knew ahead of time he was sitting in the same spot Steve Bartman made famous during Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS, and he was just excited to root on the Chicago Cubs as they tried for their first pennant since 1945. Bryan watched as the Cubs earned their first World Series trip since 1945, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 22:26:30 PDTWhen Jon Lester was a free agent two years ago, one of the reasons he decided to sign with the Chicago Cubs was a group of promising prospects that included all-around dynamo Javier Baez. Lester and Baez were selected co-MVPs for the NL Championship Series on Saturday night after leading the Cubs to their first NL pennant since 1945. Baez hit .318 (7 for 22) with five RBIs against the Dodgers, picking up right where he left off in the Division Series.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 22:20:47 PDTAnthony Rizzo caught the ball for the final out and Wrigley Field erupted. ''I'm sleeping with this thing tonight,'' the Chicago Cubs first baseman told the pulsating crowd moments later, kissing the prized souvenir. With fans chanting, singing and waving those Ws, shaking the century-old ballpark and jamming the streets of Wrigleyville, the Cubs celebrated a moment many of their faithful wondered whether they would ever see.