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Chicago Cubs Win World Series

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The Chicago Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years, beating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in 10 innings.

The Cubs led 6-3 after the first six innings but Cleveland scored three runs in the bottom of the eight to tie it up. Neither team scored in the ninth, and after a brief rain delay the game went into extra innings.

Both teams hoped to end long droughts without a world title: the Cubs last won in 1908 while the Indians' last series win was in 1948.

Despite the Cubs being favored to win the series, Cleveland was a game away from claiming the title after winning the first, third and fourth games of the series. But Chicago won three straight – including the final two in Cleveland - to end the longest stretch without a World Series win by any team in baseball.

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