Rochester Red Wings defeat Mike Montgomery and Syracuse Mets

The two men who combined to record three of the most important outs in Chicago Cubs history – and given the circumstances, baseball history – were at Frontier Field Sunday afternoon for the series finale between the Rochester Red Wings and Syracuse Mets.

Carl Edwards, who took the mound to begin the top of the 10th inning in Cleveland during Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, was sitting out in the Wings bullpen watching Rochester’s 8-3 victory.

And after Edwards recorded two outs but also yielded a run that cut Chicago’s lead to 8-7, it was Syracuse’s starting pitcher, Mike Montgomery, who was summoned to get the final out, which he did, to end the Cubs’ 108-year championship drought.

Rochester's Sterling Sharp pitched five strong innings to help the Wings beat the Mets 8-3 Sunday.

“I look back at that and it’s an emotional experience,” Montgomery said a few years ago, right after the Cubs traded him to Kansas City. “At the time, I didn’t realize how much impact it (had) but especially now, especially as I leave this team and this city, it’s going to be something I can look back (at) and really be proud of.”

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