Jon Lester, the former Boston Red Sox ace, and 23-year-old second baseman were named the co-MVPs of the NLCS.
Kyle Hendricks outpitched three-time Cy Young victor Clayton Kershaw with 7 1/3 near-flawless innings, and the youngest lineup to ever take the field in a league championship series clincher did the rest to propel the Cubs to their first World Series since 1945. But he has not lost track of another important year - 1908 - the last time they won the World Series.
Ben Zobrist breaks down the Cubs' victory over the Indians in Game 2 of the World Series and looks ahead to Game 3 in Chicago.
The Chicago Cubs have advanced to their first World Series since 1945 with a 5-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS, and the celebration has begun.
The Cubs, who were off balance from the start against Kluber, scored their first run in a Series game since '45 in the first on Rizzo's RBI double.
Tim Kurkjian breaks down why Kyle Schwarber will not be in the starting lineup for the Cubs in Game 3 of the World Series and evaluates Schwarber's performance in the series so far.
"I just wasn't sharp for whatever reason", Bauer said.
As if on demand, the Cubs conjured up the version of themselves that racked up 103 regular-season wins and established that they would be a force come October - regardless of the franchise's sordid history.
After struggling for a while in his first year in Chicago, Lester went 19-5 with a 2.44 ERA in 32 starts this season. "But I'd have to imagine a little bit more than that, especially coming back at 1-1".
And depending on how things go, at least two of the World Series games will take place here in Chicago, starting with Game 3 on Friday, October 28, with Game 4 on the following day. Baez cut down on his swing and hit.273 with 14 homers and 59 RBIs in 142 games, and as important, he embraced a role shuffling between positions.
"No, it's not that easy, first off. Baseball's a insane game", he said. He's 13 for 39 with a homer and six RBIs in the postseason. Chicago won the NLCS over Los Angeles four games to two.
The Cubs were the ones who came up thumping after being blanked 6-0 in Game 1 by Corey Kluber and Cleveland's shut-down bullpen. "So my wife and I got an 8-month-old baby, so this is pretty special, pretty special time for all of us".