Boston marathon: Red Sox beat Blue Jays 3-2 in 19 innings

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Boston marathon: Red Sox beat Blue Jays 3-2 in 19 innings
Boston marathon: Red Sox beat Blue Jays 3-2 in 19 innings

BOSTON (AP) – The Red Sox have won their own version of the Boston marathon, playing 19 innings and beating the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2.

The game at Fenway Park took six hours and ended after 1 a.m. Wednesday. About 700 fans were left in the ballpark when Hanley Ramirez hit a winning single.

It was the longest game in the majors since July 2016, when Cleveland beat Toronto 2-1 in 19 innings.

Boston used 12 pitchers, tying an American League record set a day earlier by the Los Angeles Angels.

Toronto took a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the ninth inning. The AL East-leading Red Sox tied it on run-scoring groundouts by Ramirez and Mitch Moreland.

Boston Red Sox catcher Sandy Leon tags out Toronto Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista trying to score on a fly ball during the 11th inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
The ball hits umpire Jerry Layne as Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts tries to get a throw from the outfield on a double by Toronto Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
Boston Red Sox’s Hanley Ramirez losses his helmet while swinging and missing on a pitch during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
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