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.