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Cleveland Indians Show Respect to Cubs in Touching Congratulations Message

The Cubs ended the longest drought in professional sports history, capturing their first World Series title in 108 years Wednesday night

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    Huge crowds of Chicago Cubs fans were gathered outside of Wrigley Field in Chicago as the Cubs won their first World Series since 1908. The Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland, 8-7, in a dramatic 10-inning game, winning the series 4-3. (Nov. 3) (Published Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016)

    The Cleveland Indians fell just short of making their own history in the World Series, but the team showed serious respect to the Chicago Cubs after a thrilling extra-inning Game 7.

    The team tweeted shortly after their loss, "Through everything, our guys never gave up."

    "But our storybook season falls just short," the team wrote. "Congrats to Chicago. #RallyTogether."

    The Cubs ended the longest drought in professional sports history, capturing their first World Series title in 108 years Wednesday night. 

    Ben Zobrist, who drove in a run in the top of the 10th inning and was Chicago's most consistent player throughout the series, was named World Series MVP following the Cubs' triumph.

    The Indians put up a tough fight, tying the game 6-6 and forcing the game to go to 10 innings. 

    After a brief rain delay, the Cubs got the lead-off runner on in the 10th inning and scored the go-ahead run. Zobrist, who has the best batting average of any player in the World Series, smacked an opposite field RBI double to give the Cubs a 7-6 lead.

    After an intentional walk to Russell, Miguel Montero came up and delivered another clutch hit, hitting an opposite field single to drive in Rizzo and make it an 8-6 game.

    The Indians scored a run in the bottom of the 10th, but fell just short of a victory.