CSJ News: Zobrist, Russell Help Cubs Force World Series Game Seven

From CSJ Staff Reports–

MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 29: Ben Zobrist #18 of the Chicago Cubs poses during Photo Day on Monday, February 29, 2016 at Sloan Park in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Ben Zobrist

In a shocking turn of events, the Chicago Cubs forced a deciding World Series game seven with a resounding 9-3 victory against the home team Cleveland Indians.

Leading the charge was leftfielder Ben Zobrist who went 2-4 and scored two runs along with shortstop Addison Russell whose third inning grand slam gave the Cubs a commanding 7-0 lead. It was the 19th grand slam in World Series history and first since Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko’s four-run blast in 2005.

Aiming to win his second World Series title with his second team in two seasons, continues to use the enormous platform for a much greater purpose – to share his faith with anyone who will listen.

“We know that as a Christian athlete, people are watching, and so we want to be the best example we can be and show that we are different – that Christ has changed our lives,” Zobrist once told FCA Magazine. “But at the same time, I want people to know that grace is for everyone. We all need grace. We all need Christ.”

The final game of the 2016 World Series will feature a pitching matchup between Cubs righthander Kyle Hendricks, and Indians righthander Corey Kluber. Both pitchers are considered to be strong candidates for the Cy Young Award in their respective leagues.

 

(Photo: Ron Veseley via MLB/Getty Images)

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