The Browns pulled an apparently lost game out of the fire in the ninth inning. With the score 6 to 4 against them they went in and singles by Dowd, Turner, Hartman and Bierbauer tied the score. With the bases full and two out, Sockalexis made a great catch of McFarland's long fly, which saved the game for his side.
-Sporting Life, May 8, 1897
I don't see any explanation of why they didn't play extra-innings but I have to assume it was getting dark and they just called the game. But, hey, the Browns didn't lose. So good for them.