Yankees outlast Cubs in 18-inning marathon

Monday, May 8, 2017

Aaron Hicks scored the winning run in the 18th inning as the New York Yankees outlasted the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Sunday night at Wrigley Field.

Hicks, who had reached base on an infield single and advanced to second on an error, scored on a failed fielder’s choice off the bat of Starlin Castro.

The Cubs (16-15) put the tying run in scoring position in the bottom half of the frame, but couldn’t bring Kris Bryant home.

New York (20-9) carried a 4-1 lead into the bottom of the ninth, but closer Aroldis Chapman blew the save.

It was a night full of history as the contest marked the longest interleague game ever played. The two teams also set a new record for most combined strikeouts with 48.

More to come.

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