CLEVELAND (WJW) — Game 2 of the American League Wild Card series between the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees came to a close well into Thursday morning at Progressive Field, with the Tribe falling to New York 10-9.
The game was reportedly four hours and 50 minutes long, the longest nine-inning game (regular season or postseason) in major league history, and was plagued with two rain delays. Both teams were ahead at various points in the game, but ultimately, the Indians could not hold on.
The Tribe and Cy Young favorite Shane Bieber, who had just one loss this season, fell to the Bronx Bombers Tuesday night, 12-3.
The Indians were in a must-win situation in the best-of-three series, and could not pull through, even with veteran pitcher Carlos Carrasco starting on the mound.
The team took to Twitter to thank fans:
The Indians will now head into an offseason of uncertainty.
All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1 for 8 in the series and may have played his last game in Cleveland The Indians have him under contract for one more season, but he’s turned down several offers and the club may have no choice but to trade him before he’s a free agent.
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