Long postseason games the norm

Updated: October 24, 2013, 12:54 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- Lengthy postseason games that drag on close to midnight might be a challenge for fans who try to balance watching baseball and getting up for work in the morning. But they've become a way of life in the new age of deliberate baseball in October.

According to figures from Major League Baseball, the average nine-inning postseason game in 2013 has taken almost 3 hours, 22 minutes to complete. That's significantly longer than the average running time of nearly 2 hours, 59 minutes ...

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