A baseball game ended in a tie, which is significant because baseball games don’t end in ties.

Mother Nature had other plans for the Pirates-Cubs game on Thursday night, when a downpour so unforgiving turned the game’s rain delay into a rainout.

After 5 1/3 innings, the contest ended in a 1-1 tie, Major League Baseball’s first in a while.

Rainout games are often replayed or made up at a later point in time, but because the Cubs have already made the playoffs — and the Pirates surely won’t — canceling the game doesn’t affect standings. Read more…

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MLB sees first tie game in a very, very long time