The curse lifted: Chicago Cubs headed to the World Series

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CHICAGO — Cursed by a Billy Goat, bedeviled by Bartman and crushed by decades of disappointment, the Chicago Cubs are at long last headed back to the World Series.

Kyle Hendricks outpitched Clayton Kershaw, Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras homered early and the Cubs won their first pennant since 1945, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 Saturday night in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series.

The drought ended when closer Aroldis Chapman got Yasiel Puig to ground into a double play, setting off a wild celebration at Wrigley Field.

Seeking their first title since 1908, the Cubs open the World Series at Cleveland on Tuesday night. The Indians haven’t won since 1948.


  • Billy

    Did they let the billy goat in? They must have had the goat graze on the field before the game. Will see, they should sweep the Indians in four games at final will be at home if the curse of the billy goat is lifted properly and bartman will be exonerated.

  • jim

    Nothing is lifted. They haven’t won the WS. I think it looks good for them but they still have 4 more games to win.

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