A classic playoff game between Cleveland and Tampa Bay was produced by strong pitching.
The Guardians' 2-1 triumph over the Rays in the first game of the baseball playoffs rewrote history.
The shortest postseason game since 1999 was played between Cleveland and Tampa Bay, which was completed in in two hours and 17 minutes.
Additionally, it was the first MLB postseason game to end in under two minutes since 2006.
Good opening pitching and minimal offensive rallies are the key ingredients for a game that ends so quickly, and that is exactly what transpired.
Shane Bieber of the Guardians and Shane McClanahan of the Rays each threw at least seven innings, while neither club employed a reliever in addition to their starter.