The Cleveland Indians fell just short of making their own history in the World Series, but the team showed serious respect to the Chicago Cubs after a thrilling extra-inning Game 7.
The team tweeted shortly after their loss, "Through everything, our guys never gave up."
"But our storybook season falls just short," the team wrote. "Congrats to Chicago. #RallyTogether."
The Cubs ended the longest drought in professional sports history, capturing their first World Series title in 108 years Wednesday night.
Ben Zobrist, who drove in a run in the top of the 10th inning and was Chicago's most consistent player throughout the series, was named World Series MVP following the Cubs' triumph.
The Indians put up a tough fight, tying the game 6-6 and forcing the game to go to 10 innings.
After a brief rain delay, the Cubs got the lead-off runner on in the 10th inning and scored the go-ahead run. Zobrist, who has the best batting average of any player in the World Series, smacked an opposite field RBI double to give the Cubs a 7-6 lead.
After an intentional walk to Russell, Miguel Montero came up and delivered another clutch hit, hitting an opposite field single to drive in Rizzo and make it an 8-6 game.
The Indians scored a run in the bottom of the 10th, but fell just short of a victory.