CLEVELAND Cubs leftfielder Ben Zobrist was named most valuable player of the World Series on Wednesday after delivering the go-ahead run in the 10th inning of Chicago’s deciding 8-7 victory over the Cleveland Indians.
With the Indians having come back in the eighth inning to tie Game Seven at 6-6, Zobrist stepped to the plate and doubled down the leftfield line to score Albert Almora and put Chicago back in front 7-6.
Miguel Montero followed with what would be the game-winning RBI, snapping Chicago’s 108-year championship drought.
It was the second consecutive year Zobrist has celebrated a World Series triumph, having helped the Kansas City Royals to the Major League Baseball championship last season.
Zobrist was 10-for-28 for a .357 batting average during the World Series with two doubles and a triple.
(Editing by Nick Mulvenney/Larry Fine)
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