With 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…CARLA K. JOHNSON (Associated Press)
At 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.BEN WALKER (AP Baseball Writer)
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have opened as heavy favorites to beat the Cleveland Indians in the World Series.
When 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…JAY COHEN (AP Sports Writer)
Anthony 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…ANDREW SELIGMAN (AP Sports Writer)