The situation: The Indians came to life with a three-run eighth to tie Game 7 at 6-6. With a runner on and two out, the Cubs turned to closer Aroldis Chapman to protect a three-run lead. He gave up an RBI double to Brandon Guyer, and on a 2-2 pitch, Rajai Davis hit a low 97 mph fastball for a line-drive, two-run homer to left to tie it.
What happened next: After a scoreless ninth, the Progressive Field grounds crew brought out the tarp for a 17-minute rain delay. When play resumed, Kyle Schwarber singled off reliever Bryan Shaw. The Indians intentionally walked Anthony Rizzo with one out, and Ben Zobrist followed with an RBI double to left to break the tie. After another intentional walk, Miguel Montero singled off Shaw to drive in another run.
The aftermath:Trevor Bauer replaced Shaw and retired the next two batters. The Indians mounted a rally against reliever Carl Edwards Jr., but Mike Montgomery came in to get the final out.
The reaction: "Who sets a better an example of how to work an at-bat and who sets a better example of being a professional than he does? He exemplifies exactly how we play the game." — Cubs manager Joe Maddon on Zobrist, the World Series MVP.