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The Yankees Are Off to the Bubble, After a Record-Setting Game 2

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New York Yankees’ Gleyber Torres misplays the baseball as Cleveland Indians’ Josh Naylor runs home to score on a single by Roberto Perez during the first inning of Game 2 of an American League wild-card baseball series, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

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.

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.