Chicago Cubs: Top five wins in the Joe Maddon era

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2. Chicago Cubs 2015 NLDS Game 4: Cubs 6, Cardinals 4

The Cubs found themselves against the best team in all of baseball (aka their archrival), with a chance to clinch their first postseason series win at home. An unforgettable day at Wrigley Field.

Led by home runs by Baez, Rizzo and Schwarber, the Cubs took a 5-4 lead in the 6th inning and did not give it back. Schwarber sent a ball into the new video board in the seventh to cushion the lead, and we watched Hector Rondon strikeout Stephen Piscotty to cap off one of the most exciting wins in Cubs history. If there was anyone who didn’t believe in the Cubs by now, this was the moment that got everyone on board.

1. Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series Game 7

A no-brainer for the number one spot, as this will go down as the best game in the history of Chicago Cubs baseball. With a 3-1 deficit along with a 108-year curse to overcome, it didn’t seem impossible with this team.

The Cubs were on cruise control in this one, leading 6-3 heading into the bottom of the 8th. All was well until Rajai Davis hit one of the most improbable home runs one will ever see off of Aroldis Chapman to tie the game. It seemed as if things would end with more of the same for this franchise, heartbreak.

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The Cubs were then blessed with a rain delay before the game was sent to extra innings, allowing them to reset and forget about the lead they had just relinquished. That was all they needed as Zobrist became the hero again with his RBI double in the 10th. Mike Montgomery then came on for the most memorable third out of all time, as the Cubs took home the Fall Classic.