A's Beat the the Angels in a 6.5 Hour 19 Inning Pie-in-the -face Ending Thriller

 

It was the longest game in the A’s or Angels  history and definitely one for the record books. It wasn’t until 1AM when Brandon Moss finally hit a 2 run homer to end it. (The record for the longest game in Major League Baseball history was 8 Hours and 40 Minutes)

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From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the Coliseum:

By the end of the A’s game on Monday night, it was Tuesday morning, and Brett Anderson – scratched from the start Monday night– was on the mound. That’s how crazy things got in the longest game in Oakland A’s history and in Angels franchise history.

Brandon Moss finally ended things with two outs in the 19th inning, hitting a two-run homer 13 innings after his previous solo homer to give the A’s a 10-8 victory over the Angels. It was Moss’ third career walkoff homer, and it was the A’s second walkoff win in as many days. According to Elias Sports, it’s the second time in team history the A’s have overcome five-run deficits to win two games in a row – and the other time was in 1941.

“It’s one of those things where you just want to quit, but you don’t want to lose, so you keep fighting through it and hope they throw a ball into your bat,” Moss said. “I don’t even know how I hit it, I was so late on everything after the 10th inning.”

Moss did get the customary whipped-cream pie in the face, but Josh Reddick handed him the pie tin and Moss smacked it against his own face. Nutty stuff happens after 1 a.m.

“Reddick was too tired to pie me, so yeah, I did pie myself,” Moss said.

Anderson, making his first career relief appearance in a game that, again, he’d been scratched from, worked 5 1/3 innings, going longer than the man who’d replaced him Monday night. But even he wasn’t around until the end, his injured ankle tightening up on him, and neither were three injured outfielders – the A’s Coco Crisp and Chris Young and the Angels’ Peter Bourjos, all hurt running to first base.

The A’s are likely to need to make several moves Tuesday, including getting at least one outfielder (Michael Taylor can return if someone goes on the DL) and one pitcher, probably Evan Scribner. But there could be more moves than that if the team is especially depleted. Anderson said after the game that he doesn’t think he made his ankle any worse than it was and – at least right now – he thinks he can take his turn in the rotation the next time it comes around. “We’ll see how it feels tomorrow,” he said.

The game, at 6 hours and 32, beat the previous Oakland A’s time record by 32 minutes. The last time the A’s played 19 innings was August 10-11, 1972, against the White Sox. The longest previous Angels game was 6:06. The teams combined to throw 598 pitches.

“It should be a record,” Moss said. “It was exhausting.”

The Angels took the lead in the 15th inning when Anderson walked J.B. Shuck to force in Brendan Harris with two outs. But the A’s tied it back up in the bottom of the inning: Josh Donaldson reached on an error, Derek Norris walked and, after Young hit into a double play that erased Donaldson, Adam Rosales singled to center.

Crisp left the game after the 13th inning with a strained left hamstring, the same injury that knocked Angels center fielder Bourjos out of the game in extra innings. Young then appeared to be hurt after running to first base in the bottom of the 15th. He came out of the game with what was announced as a strained left quadriceps, DH Seth Smith moved to left and Yoenis Cespedes to center field, and the A’s lost the DH spot. Reliever Jerry Blevins had his first big-league at-bat, in the 18th, and struck out.

Blevins got the victory.

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What are the Records for Longest game in Major League Baseball History? Check out these stats:

 

Game Length RecordsTime Based Records
RecordLgTeamsTimeDate

Longest Doubleheader
18 Innings

AL

New York 12 at Boston 4

8h 40m

08-18-2006

New York 14 at Boston 11

08-18-2006

NL

Brooklyn 2 at New York 8

6h 46m

08-07-1952

Brooklyn 7 at New York 5

08-07-1952

Longest Doubleheader
With Extra Innings
(by Game Length Time)

AL

Kansas City 6 at Detroit 7
(Game Length 3:25)

9h 05m

06-17-1967

9 Innings

Kansas City 6 at Detroit 5
(Game Length 5:40)

06-17-1967

19 Innings

NL

San Francisco 5 at New York 3
(Game Length 2:29)

9h 52m

05-31-1964

9 Innings

San Francisco 8 at New York 6
(Game Length 7:23)

05-31-1964

23 Innings

Longest Doubleheader
With Extra Innings
(by Total Elapsed Time)
(Includes Length of Delay)

AL

Kansas City 6 at Detroit 7
(Game Length 3:25, 0:15 Rain Delay in 7th)

9h 56m

06-17-1967

9 Innings

Kansas City 6 at Detroit 5
(Intermission 0:36, Game Length 5:40)

06-17-1967

19 Innings

NL

San Diego 5 at Philadelphia 2
(Rain Delay Start 1:10, Game Length 2:34,
Rain Delay in 4th 1:56, Rain Delay in 6th 2:48)

12h 05m

07-02-1993

9 Innings

San Diego 5 at Philadelphia 6
(Intermission 0:25, Game Length 3:12)

07-02-1993

10 Innings

Longest Game
Extra Innings

AL

Chicago 7 vs. Milwaukee 6

8h 06m

05-08-1984

25 Innings

NL

San Francisco 8 vs. New York 6

7h 23m

05-31-1964

23 Innings

Longest Game
9 Innings

AL

New York 14 at Boston 11

4h 45m

08-18-2006

NL

Los Angeles 11 at San Francisco 10

4h 27m

10-05-2001

Longest Game
9 Innings At Night

AL

Baltimore 13 vs. New York 9

4h 22m

09-05-1997

NL

Los Angeles 11 at San Francisco 10

4h 27m

10-05-2001

Shortest Doubleheader
18 Innings

AL

New York at St. Louis (Gm 1, 1:12)

2h 07m

09-26-1926

New York at St. Louis (Gm 2, 0:55)09-26-1926

NL

Chicago at Brooklyn (Gm 1, uk)2h 20m08-14-1919

Chicago at Brooklyn (Gm 2, uk)

08-14-1919

Shortest Game
9 Innings

AL

St. Louis 6 vs. New York 2

55m

09-26-1926

Game 2

NL

New York 6 vs. Philadelphia 1

51m

09-28-1919

Game 1

Shortest Game
Nine Innings At Night

AL

Chicago 1 vs. Washington 0

1h 29m

05-21-1943

NL

Boston 2 at Cincinnati 0

1h 15m

08-10-1944

Game Length RecordsInning Based Records
RecordLgTeamsInnings

Date

Longest Game
By Innings
 (20+ Innings)

[Bold=Record Holders]

NL

Brooklyn 1 at Boston 1

26

05-01-1920

NLSt. Louis 4 at New York 32509-11-1974
ALChicago 7 vs. Milwaukee 62505-08-1984
ALPhiladelphia 4 at Boston 12409-01-1906
ALDetroit 1 at Philadelphia 12407-21-1945
NLHouston 1 vs. New York 02404-15-1968
NLBoston 2 vs. Brooklyn 22306-27-1939
NLSan Francisco 8 at New York 62305-31-1964
NLBrooklyn 6 vs. Pittsburgh 52208-22-1917
NLChicago 4 at Boston 32205-17-1927
ALNew York 9 at Detroit 72206-24-1962
ALWashington 6 vs Chicago 52206-12-1967
ALMilwaukee 4 at Minnesota 32205-12-1972
NLHouston 5 vs Los Angeles 42206-03-1989
NLLos Angeles 1 at Montreal 02208-23-1989
ALMinnesota 5 vs. Cleveland 42208-31-1993
NLColorado 2 at San Diego 12204-17-2008
NLNew York 3 at Pittsburgh 12107-17-1914
NLChicago 2 vs. Philadelphia 12107-17-1918
NLPittsburgh 2 at Boston 02108-01-1918
NLSan Francisco 1 at Cincinnati 02109-01-1967
ALOakland 5 at Washington 32106-04-1971
ALChicago 6 vs. Cleveland 32105-26-1973
NLSan Diego 11 at Montreal 82105-21-1977
NLLos Angeles 2 at Chicago 12108-17-1982
NLCincinnati 7 vs. Chicago 72006-03-1892
ALPhiladelphia 4 at Boston 22007-04-1905
NLChicago 2 at Philadelphia 12008-24-1905
NLPhiladelphia 8 vs. Boston 92004-13-1919
ALWashington 9 at Minnesota 72008-09-1967
ALNew York 4 vs. Boston 32008-29-1967
ALBoston 5 at Seattle 12007-27-1969
ALOakland 1 vs California 02007-09-1971
ALWashington 8 at Cleveland 62009-14-1971
NLPhiladelphia 5 vs. Atlanta 42005-04-1973
NLPittsburgh 5 vs. Chicago 42007-06-1980
NLHouston 3 at San Diego 12008-15-1980
ALSeattle 8 at Boston 72009-03-1981
ALCalifornia 4 vs. Seattle 32004-13-1982
NLPhiladelphia 7 vs. Los Angeles 62007-07-1993
NLSt. Louis 7 at Florida 62004-27-2003
NLNew York 2 at St. Louis 12004-17-2010

Longest Game
Innings At Night

AL

Chicago 7 vs. Milwaukee 6

25

05-08-1984

NL

St. Louis 4 at New York 3

25

09-11-1974

Longest Game
Innings On Opening Day

[Bold=Record Holders]

(Every Opening Day game
over 14 innings is listed)

AL

Toronto 7 vs. Cleveland 41604-05-2012

Washington 1 vs. Philadelphia 0

15

04-13-1926

Detroit 4 at Cleveland 21504-19-1960
Cleveland 2 vs St. Louis 11404-16-1935
Chicago 9 vs. Detroit 71404-10-1959

Chicago 3 vs California 2

14

04-12-1966

NL

Philadelphia 5 at Brooklyn 5

14

04-17-1923

New York 1 at Brooklyn 1

14

04-16-1933

Pittsburgh 4 at Milwaukee 3

14

04-15-1958

Pittsburgh 6 at St. Louis 2

14

04-08-1969

Cincinnati 2 vs. Los Angeles 1

14

04-07-1975

Colorado 11 vs. New York 91404-26-1995

New York 1 vs. Philadelphia 0

14

03-31-1998

Longest Shutout
By Innings

AL

Oakland 1 vs. California 0

20

07-09-1971

NL

Houston 1 vs. New York 0

24

04-15-1968

Longest Tie
By Innings

AL

Detroit 1 at Philadelphia 1

24

07-21-1945

NL

Boston 1 vs. Brooklyn 1

26

05-01-1920

RecordLgTeamsInnings