19 Innings 6 Hours 49 Minutes Sox Beat Yankees 6-5
It was the longest game in Boston Red Sox history, and the longest game ever played at Yankee Stadium, but after 19 innings and 6 hours and 49 minutes the Boston Red Sox finally prevailed, beating the New York Yankees 6-5. The Red Sox used 9 pitchers while the Yankees used 8.
The Red Sox won in the 19th when Mookie Betts sacrifice fly drove in Xander Bogaerts. Knuckleballer Steven Wright pitched the final 5 innings (15-19) for the win, he allowed 2 earned runs, 6 hits, walked 3 and struck out 1. Red Sox starter Wade Miley cruised through 5 innings, but after a lengthy at bat by the Red Sox in the top of the 6th inning when the Sox scored 2 runs, he lost control and was pulled, going 5.1 innings striking out 6 allowing 4hits, 2 earned runs and walking 2.
The Red Sox stranded 35 runners on base. Mike Napoli, the Sox first baseman had a particularly brutal night at the plate going 0-8, walking once, striking out 4 times and leaving 5 runners on base.
These two teams are back at it Saturday afternoon, with the pregame starting at 12:20 with the pregame beginning at 1:05 on AM 1370 WDEA. The Red Sox will send righty Joe Kelly to the mound, while the Yankees counter with righthander Adam Warren. The Red Sox are 3-1 and tied for 1st place