The Yankees are headed to San Diego to play the Rays on Monday in a best-of-five series.
That’s right, Giancarlo Stanton and the gang moved past the Browns to win Game 2 on Wednesday, 10-9.
The game, which lasted until almost 1:15 a.m. Thursday, set a record for longest-running nine-inning MLB game, coming in at 4 hours 50 minutes.
And what a game it was….toward the end, at least.
New York started things off sluggishly, with Masahiro Tanaka earning just six runs in four innings.
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Eventually, they picked up the pace, with 12 walks (also a record for a nine-inning game) along with three homers.
As they still trailed Cleveland in the ninth inning, catcher Gary Sanchez stepped in to get a score off Brad Hand.
Soon thereafter, Yankees’ infielder D.J. LeMahieu sealed the win with a single.
After a short, socially-distanced celebration of fist bumps and the like, the Yankees will head to the Southern California bubble and the ALDS.