If you look at the final score: White Sox 7 – Seattle 5 (16 innings) you know nothing about this game.
- The 12 combined extra-inning runs scored tied an American League record for most extra-inning runs scored in a game.
- The Sox and the Mariners combined for 10 runs and 10 hits in the 14th inning alone.
- From our friends at Elias Sports Bureau: This is the first MLB game in which each team scored 5+ runs in a game that was scoreless through nine innings.
- According to the Mariners, with information from Elias: Kyle Seager was the first player to hit a tying grand slam in extra innings and no team ever had scored five or more runs in the 14th inning or later to tie a game.
- Sox closer Addison Reed (2-0), the last available Chicago pitcher, pitched three innings and threw 55 pitches. He never had thrown more than 1.2 IP and 40 pitches.
- The game tied the Seattle franchise mark for their longest scoreless game in history in the 13th.
- Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma retired his final 16 batters and didn’t allow a runner past first.
- Alex Rios and Gordon Beckham each had four hits for the White Sox while Adam Dunn had four walks.
- Kyle Seager, Kendrys Morales, and Brendan Ryan each had three hits for the M’s who had at least one hit from every member of the lineup.
- The White Sox win ended their season-high eight-game losing streak.
- The game took 5 hours, 42 minutes.
Chicago manager Robin Ventura left the game early to catch a flight for his youngest daughter’s high school graduation in California.
“You don’t score any runs for 13 innings and then you score 10 in one inning,” said Mariners manager Eric Wedge who stuck around to the end. “That’s baseball. So, when you talk about never being able to figure this game out, that’s a great example. We had so many opportunities and we just didn’t execute. But you’ve got to love the fight.”