Friday, July 23, 2010
Wrapping up a long week on the diamond
By Jason McCallum, ESPN Stats & Info
Since Monday, there have been 10 extra-inning games across the majors – including a game of at least 13 innings on each of the 4 days.
Rangers 8, Tigers 6 (14 innings)
Royals 5, Blue Jays 4 (10 innings)*
Orioles 11, Rays 10 (13 innings)*
Athletics 5, Red Sox 4 (10 innings)*
Astros 4, Cubs 3 (12 innings)
Padres 6, Braves 4 (12 innings)
Mariners 2, White Sox 1 (11 innings)*
Diamondbacks 4, Mets 3 (14 innings)*
Phillies 2, Cardinals 0 (11 innings)
Red Sox 8, Mariners 6 (13 innings)
FROM THE ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU:
The last time there were at least 4 straight days with a game that lasted at least 13 innings was September 22-26, 1992 (5 straight days). That was a Tuesday through Saturday, so it didn’t technically “start” the week the way the current streak has managed to do by beginning on a Monday.
September 22, 1992: Pedro Munoz drives in Kirby Puckett with the only run of the game in the 13th inning, as the Twins win at the Rangers at Arlington Stadium.
September 23, 1992: Moises Alou hits a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the 14th inning to give the Expos a 5-1 win at Olympic Stadium.
September 24, 1992: The Mets scored 3 runs in the top of the 14th inning at Busch Stadium to take a 3-0 lead over the Cardinals – but St. Louis countered with 4 in the bottom of the inning, capped off by a Todd Zeile walk-off single.
September 25, 1992: Omar Vizquel of the Mariners had a go-ahead single in the top of the 16th inning at Arlington Stadium to give Seattle a 4-3 win over the Rangers.
September 26, 1992: The Red Sox explode for 4 runs in the top of the 14th inning at Camden Yards to beat the Orioles 7-3. This was a particularly long day in Baltimore, as that was the 1st game of a doubleheader.