Five quotes: Yankees, Cubs set MLB record with 48 strikeouts in 18-inning marathon
June 8, 2019

TheYankeesandCubsbroke the MLB record for combined strikeouts with 48 Sunday night in an 18-inning marathon New York won, 5-4, atWrigley Field.The game the longest this season in terms of innings and time (6 hours, 5 minutes) saw the Cubs strike out 27 times and the Yankees strike out 21 times. The MLB record was broken in the 17th inning when Yankees catcherAustin Rominebecame the game’s 44th strikeout , withCubs relieverPedro Strop on the mound.That broke the previous record of 43 strikeouts in a 20-inning game between the Angels and A’s in 1971. The two teams added four more K’s before it was over.Here’s the game in five quotes:1. Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (via CSN Chicago), on the positives from the long night’s work:We lost but you gotta try to have fun with it. Games like this could definitely bring both sides together. I know they won, the Yankees, but both teams are I think going to be better off just coming together as a unit.18th.#LetsPlayTwo Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 8, 20172. Yankees center fielderAaron Hicks(via the New York Post), onscoringthe winning run on Starlin Castro’s grounder to shortin the 18th:I was excited, exhausted but excited.”18 innings, 15 batters, 7 pitchers and 6+ hours later, it’s a sweep feeling.Get some rest, Yankees fans. Going for 6 straight W tomorrow! New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 8, 20173. Cubs manager Joe Maddon(via the Nomar Mazara Jersey Chicago Tribune), on the strikeouts: “For the most part, man, epic strikeout performance. Twenty-seven for us? Is that what it was? 27-21, something like that.Obviously I know they’re good, the pitchers, but we have to do better than that.”4. Yankees manager Joe Girardi: “It’s just a crazy game.”5. Maddon:A crazy game. It would’ve been nice to have won it.

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