A few notes about the marathon game between the Red Sox and Blue Jays at Fenway on Tuesday. Note that all historical information here is for games played since 1913.
In terms of innings played
- It was the longest game in the Major Leagues this season to date.
- The 19.0 innings played by the Red Sox was the 2nd-longest game they’ve played Fenway Park.
- It was the 4th-longest game by Red Sox after:
- 20.0 innings on September 3, 1981 against the Mariners (an 8-7 SEA win), the longest game played at Fenway Park.
- 20.0 innings on July 27, 1969 against the Seattle Pilots (a 5-3 BOS win) at Sick’s Stadium in Seattle.
- 19.1 innings on August 29, 1969, the second game of a double header against the Yankees (a 4-3 NYY win).
- The Red Sox used 12 pitchers in Tuesday’s game, their most in any game. The previous high was nine (nine times, most recently on May 17 against the Cardinals).
In terms of time played
- Official game time was six hours and zero minutes (6:00).
- It was the 3rd-longest game in Major League Baseball this season. Only longer:
- 6:26 on May 28, an 8-6 Rays win over the Twins in 15 innings.
- 6:25 on May 7, a 5-4 Yankees win over the Cubs in 18 innings.
- It was the 9th-longest game in Red Sox history.
- It was the longest Red Sox game since the longest for BOS, a 6:49 contest on April 10, 2015 over the Yankees (a 6-5 BOS win).
- For Fenway Park, it was the longest Red Sox game since May 6, 2012 against the Orioles (6:07), which was the longest Sox game.
- It was the 3rd-longest Red Sox game at Fenway ever after the May 2012 game (above) and September 3, 1981 against the Mariners (6:01).