It took 6 hours and 5 minutes, a record-setting number of strikeouts, more than 500 pitches from 15 pitchers, and a daring catch by Kyle Schwarber before the Cubs and Yankees settled matters Sunday night. Actually, it was early Monday morning when Aaron Hicks scored the game-winning run in the 18th inning, giving New York a 5-4 win and a series sweep.
There will likely be a few bleary-eyed folks at work Monday after this one. With the game tied at 4 in the 18th, Hicks reached second after his bunt single and a throwing error by catcher Willson Contreras. Hicks moved up on Ronald Torreyes’ sacrifice against Pedro Strop, and then scored on Starlin Castro’s fielder’s choice. Castro hit the ball to shortstop Addison Russell, who threw home, but not in time to get Hicks.