NEW YORK (AP) ― In the longest major league game in more than three years, Adeiny Hechavarria hit an RBI single in the 20th inning and the Miami Marlins outlasted the New York Mets 2-1 on Saturday, well after Matt Harvey left with lower back tightness following another stingy start.
Steve Cishek retired Daniel Murphy on a fly ball to the left-field warning track for the final out of a game that took 6 hours, 25 minutes. It started 5 1/2 hours before the Belmont Stakes ― and still ended around an hour after winner Palace Malice crossed the finish line.
The last big league game to last as long also involved the Mets, according to STATS. It came when they beat St. Louis 2-1 in 20 innings on April 17, 2010.
It was the longest game by far in the history of Citi Field, which opened in 2009, and it matched the longest in Marlins history ― a 7-6 loss to the Cardinals in 20 innings on April 27, 2003.
Reds clip Cardinals 4-2
Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Nick Punto throws to first base in the fifth inning on Saturday. (AP-Yonhap News)
CINCINNATI (AP) ― Mat Latos turned in seven solid innings and the Cincinnati Reds broke out of their slump with a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.
Devin Mesoraco homered and drove in two runs, and Jay Bruce also homered as the Reds snapped a three-game losing streak and scored more than two runs against St. Louis for the first time in the last seven games between the teams.
Latos (6-0), who got the decision in Cincinnati’s last win over St. Louis on April 29, allowed eight hits and two runs with no walks and five strikeouts against a Cardinals team that went into the game leading the National League in hitting.
The Reds, who’d lost five of their last six games against St. Louis, scored four against St. Louis rookie left-hander Tyler Lyons. He gave up six hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings before a sellout crowd of 40,740 at Great American Ball Park.
Minnesota 4, Washington 3
LA Angels 9, Boston 5 Gm. 1
Boston 7, LA Angels 2 Gm. 2
Toronto 4, Texas 3
Pittsburgh 6, Chicago Cubs 2
Detroit 6, Cleveland 4
Chicago White Sox 4, Oakland 1
NY Yankees 3, Seattle 1
Tampa Bay 8, Baltimore 0
Kansas City 7, Houston 2
Milwaukee 4, Philadelphia 3
San Diego 4, Colorado 2
Atlanta 2, LA Dodgers 1
San Francisco 10, Arizona 5