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Kyle Schwarber hits for go-ahead run to lead Cubs to World Series victory


MLB: World Series-Chicago Cubs at Cleveland Indians Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Cubs’ 108-year curse is over, thanks in part to Kyle Schwarber.

In one of the most dramatic World Series of all-time, Schwarber struck first in extra innings for the Cubs. His leadoff single in the top of the 10th inning set the wheels in motion. Despite being pulled for pinch-runner Albert Almora, Schwarber is credited with the go-ahead run as the Cubs won, 8-7.

All in all, Schwarber went 7-for-17 this World Series, including going 3-for-5 in game 7. He started all four games in Cleveland, and pinch-hit in one game at Wrigley, where he was not medically cleared to play in the field.

Two years ago, Schwarber was hitting dingers at Bart Kaufman Field. Now, he’s a World Series hero. Congrats to the former Hoosier.