The Cleveland Guardians pulled off an incredible comeback on Monday night, against the Chicago White Sox, no less.
They were down 8-2 in the top of the ninth inning, when the fun started.
Andres Gimenez led off the inning with a home run to cut the deficit to five runs.
With one out and the bases loaded, Josh Naylor hit a grand slam to center field, tying the game in front of the incredulous White Sox crowd.
The game went to extra-innings and each team scored one run in the 10th frame.
In the top of the 11th, Naylor once again homered, this time with two on base, and the Guardians and the hero of the night went crazy celebrating their feat.
Trevor Stephan sat the White Sox down in order to close out the game.
A Highly Improbable Win
If you see the game’s win probability chart, you will learn that it was one of the most improbable wins you will ever see, much like the New York Mets’ recent comeback victory against the Philadelphia Phillies a few days ago.
“The White Sox had a 99.7% chance of winning after Steven Kwan grounded into a fielder’s choice in the top of the 9th inning.,” the Guardians’ official account tweeted.
— Cleveland Guardians (@CleGuardians) May 10, 2022
The fact that the win came against the White Sox, appointed as the AL Central division favorites by most analysts before the season, made it even sweeter.
The Guardians are still celebrating, as they should.