CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Cleveland Indians fans were taking a deep breath while Game 7 was under a rain delay in the 10th inning. And it was that delay that Cubs players are crediting for giving them the win Thursday morning.
It was a roller coaster of an evening. At one time even Cleveland police thought the Indians were going to win.
They closed East Ninth Street at 9 p.m. downtown from Carnegie Avenue to Prospect Avenue. Barricades were out in the area but traffic flowed again a short time later.
Indians fans had a lot to cheer about, especially taking the game into extra innings, tied at six runs each. But as we all know, it wouldn't last.
But it was Coco Crisp who scored the first run for the Indians in the third inning to tie the score and fans at the ballpark went crazy. Carlos Santana even lost his necklace on the next play as he made it safe to second base in a questioned call.
Earlier, Indians pitcher Corey Kluber warmed up and got ready, too. Fans wearing Kluber jerseys watched.
Tribe fans didn't want to miss any of the action. Thousands of people converged on Gateway Plaza outside of Progressive Field to cheer and wait.
Fans posed with motivational signs outside the ballpark. Gateway Plaza was nearly full two hours before the first pitch.
Signs were more creative for games 6 and 7 in Cleveland.
Everyone in Cleveland hoped that Major League's "Wild Thing" Charlie Sheen would bring the team some luck Wednesday night. He was flown into town and was meeting and greeting lots of fans before the game, including this selfie with Cleveland police officers.
Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins, a Cubs fan, was at the ballpark. The band was formed in Chicago in 1988.
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