View Full Version : Longest 9 Inning Game ever???

09-14-2007, 11:32 PM
Anyone know the record???...this Yankee/Sox game tonight just won't end.

09-14-2007, 11:59 PM
Anyone know the record???...this Yankee/Sox game tonight just won't end.

I think the announcers said the record is a previous Yankees/Red Sox game that went like 4 hours and 51 minutes.

09-15-2007, 08:42 AM
wasn't that a couple years ago when they had the uproar about that in the playoffs because they were running so many commercials and stuff?

09-15-2007, 12:45 PM
I think I just saw on ESPN's crawl this morning the game was the second longest nine inning regular game in MLB history...

09-15-2007, 12:50 PM
Yankees use 6-run 8th for 8-7 win at Red Sox and close within 4 1/2 games of Boston

By The Associated Press
September 15, 2007

With a few more wins like this, the New York Yankees will be in position to overtake the Boston Red Sox and win their 10th straight AL East title.

Alex Rodriguez capped a six-run eighth inning with a tiebreaking single off Jonathan Papelbon, and the Yankees rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the Red Sox 8-7 Friday night.

"You kind of feel like you stole one," said Rodriguez, who called it the Yankees' "biggest win of the year."

New York trailed 7-2 when Jason Giambi homered off Hideki Okajima. Four pitches later, Robinson Cano went deep against the Japanese reliever.

Melky Cabrera walked, Johnny Damon singled, and in came Papelbon (1-3) to get six outs.

Papelbon gave up an RBI single to Derek Jeter on his first pitch, threw a called strike to Bobby Abreu, then gave up Abreu's double of the center-field wall. Rodriguez ripped an 0-1 pitch to center field.

"It came apart in a hurry," Red Sox manager Terry Francona said.

By winning a 4-hour, 43-minute marathon -- two minutes shy of the record for a nine-inning game set by the Yankees and Red Sox on Aug. 18 last year -- New York closed within 4 1/2 games of AL East-leading Boston. The Yankees remained 3 1/2 games ahead of Detroit in the wild-card race.

New York has won five straight against Boston and eight of its past 10 against the Red Sox.

"We're still up by 4 1/2 , not down by 4 1/2 ," Coco Crisp said, "so it's hardly time to panic."

The Yankees were 21-29 and a season-high 14 1/2 games out of first place after games of May 29. Since then, they have baseball's best record, 63-34.

"We went through a big mess early in the season and we were able to brush it off," said Damon, who had his first four-hit game since June 2006. "This is a special team. Hopefully, we can keep the magic going."

Brian Bruney (3-1) pitched 1 1-3 innings in relief of Andy Pettitte for the win. New York had not overcome a five-run deficit on the road to win since May 9, 2004, at Seattle.

"We lucked out. That eighth inning was incredible," Yankees manager Joe Torre said. "The only thing predictable in this ballpark is the unpredictable."