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Branca, pitcher in famed home run, passes away, 90

Ralph Branca, the Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who gave up the famed “Shot Heard `Round the World” that still echoes six decades later as one of the most famous home runs in baseball history, died Wednesday. He was 90.

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The Chicago Cubs concluded America’s longest sports title drought in dramatic fashion Thursday morning, defeating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in a 10-inning thriller to capture their first World Series crown since 1908.

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Cubs prevail, 9-3, force Game 7

Two teams with Major League Baseball’s longest title droughts have gone the distance in the 112th World Series, setting up the sport’s ultimate drama, a winner-take-all one game championship showdown on Wednesday.

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Cleveland’s Corey Kluber pitched superbly on short rest while Jason Kipnis and Carlos Santana smashed home runs as the Indians moved within one victory of their first World Series title since 1948 by routing the Chicago Cubs 7-2 on Saturday.

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Bullpen shuts down Cubs

Cody Allen, Andrew Miller and the Cleveland Indians’ nasty bullpen shut down a Wrigley Field party 71 years in the making.

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