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Long time coming for Chicago

In the 71 years since the Chicago Cubs last played in baseball’s World Series, America and its national pastime have undergone major social, technological and economic transformations.

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After 71 long years

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The Chicago Cubs are returning to the World Series for the first time in 71 years, a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers giving them a chance to end the longest title drought in North American sports.

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Dodgers tie series

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Dodgers tie series

Left-handed hurler Clayton Kershaw pitched seven stellar innings and Adrian Gonzalez hit the winning homer Sunday in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 1-0 Major League Baseball playoff victory over the Chicago Cubs.

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Big Papi, BoSox swept

With his team trailing the Cleveland Indians by two runs in Game 3 of the American League Division Series, Boston’s biggest star trotted to first base after an eighth-inning walk Monday night and turned toward the Red Sox fans who had cheered him through so many memorable baseball moments for 14 seasons.

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Scully in final MLB broadcast

Vin Scully’s voice on the videoboard welcomed a sellout crowd to Game No. 162, the regular-season finale, yes, and more notably the last of his decorated broadcasting career.

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