You know when you’re a kid, or adult for that matter, pretending to be up with two outs in the ninth, bases loaded, with a chance to win the game? Well, Michael Brantley of the Indians basically just got to do that.
With two outs in the bottom of the ninth down 6-2 to the Rangers, the Indians were down to their final out — their final strike, even — with Brantley up to bat with the bases juiced. The 46% of bettors holding under 9.5 tickets were on their way to the window … until tragedy struck.
Just your run-of-the-mill game-tying, two-out, 0-2 grand slam in the bottom of the ninth to put the total over (9.5). pic.twitter.com/zZcsXC4PiM
— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) May 2, 2018
Brutal. Absolutely brutal.
Texas backers had to sweat for another hour or so, and although the stress took years of their lives, Joey Gallo and Isiah Kiner-Falefa went back-to-back in the 12th to save their +175 tickets. The Rangers had reached -8402 on Pinnacle’s live line before allowing the granny. After the Indians tied the game, Texas dropped to as low as +212 before holding on for the win.