Any other year, against any other team, the Cleveland Indians would be the sentimental choice in this year's World Series.
The Chicago Cubs won their first National League pennant since 1945 and are a step closer to ending a 108-year World Series drought after beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 on Saturday to clinch a 4-2 victory in the NL Championship Series.
For decades, baseball fans in Chicago have waited and hoped that the Cubs would make it to the World Series.
Like most longtime baseball fans in Taiwan, I vividly remember Nov. 18, 2001 as if it were yesterday.
All that's left for the Chicago Cubs to do is make history. The Cubs came home to Wrigley Field with a 3-2 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series and a chance Saturday to end a more than seven-decade wait to return to the World Series.
The Chinatrust Brothers beat the EDA Rhinos 8-7 in the first game of the Chinese Professional Baseball League playoffs in Taichung on Saturday.
The Chicago Cubs moved within one win of their first trip to the World Series in 71 years by winning 8-4 at the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, taking a 3-2 lead in the National League Championship Series.
Julio Urias cruised through three hitless innings to begin Game 4 of the NL Championship Series. The Los Angeles Dodgers' 20-year-old rookie starter seemed to be thriving under the spotlight.
Los Angeles' Rich Hill, who was pitching in the independent Atlantic League just 14 months ago, threw six scoreless inning to steer the Dodgers to a 6-0 win against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, taking a 2-1 lead in the National League Championship Series.
Cleveland overcame the premature exit of its starting pitcher and won 4-2 at Toronto on Monday to move within one win of a place in the World Series.