The Longest Night – A’s vs. Angels

Brandon Moss hit his second home run of the night with two outs in the bottom of the 19th inning to give the Oakland Athletics a walkoff 10-8 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. It was career walkoff homer number three for Moss.

The two teams played 6 hours, 32 minutes, the longest game ever played in Oakland and the longest in Angels history. The game ended at 1:41 a.m.

Nine to Know about the longest major league game of the season

  1. Yoenis Cespedes singled off the left-center wall with two outs in bottom of the 9th against Angels closer Ernesto Frieri to tie the game at 7-7.
  2. Each team scored in the 15th inning.
  3. Albert Pujols had four hits including two homers, but his error in the 15th led to the tying run.
  4. Josh Hamilton went 0-for-8 with three strikeouts
  5. It was the longest game since the Pirates beat the Cardinals 6-3 in 19 innings last August 19 in St. Louis.
  6. The Angels went 15-for-70 with three homers, six walks and 18 whiffs.
  7. The A’s went 16-for-71 with two homers, six walks and 17 whiffs.
  8. Oakland pitchers threw 299 pitches while the Angels pitchers tossed just 298.
  9. Pujols is now tied with Mickey Mantle and Harmon Killebrew with 46 multi-homer games