Chicago braced for possible World Series defeat to Cleveland

By REUTERS
October 31, 2016 01:32

 
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CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs baseball fans braced for the possibility that their team's quest for its first World Series title in 108 years might come to an end on Sunday, as police beefed up security ahead of a game that could clinch victory for the Cleveland Indians.

At Wrigley Field, the prevailing mood among Chicago's long-suffering fans was quiet and somber after a heart-wrenching 7-2 defeat at the hands of the Indians the night before, leaving the Cubs trailing 3-1 in the best-of-seven Fall Classic.

Tempers appeared to have cooled since Saturday night, when anger erupted after Chicago's Game 4 loss. Some fans, fearing that their "Loveable Losers" may blow the best chance to win professional baseball's biggest prize since 1908, vented their frustrations by kicking seats, ripping off their Cubs shirts or tossing their blue baseball caps in trash bins.

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