Mariners won a 19-inning game back in 2000

19 Sep

The Seattle Mariners lost 4-2 Tuesday night, Wednesday morning to the Baltimore Orioles in an 18-inning affair at Safeco Field.

It’s the longest home game since the M’s hosted the Boston Red Sox on Aug. 1, 2000.

That night 37,391 fans were on hand for the 5:34  marathon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Cameron led off the bottom of the 19th-inning with a homerun off Jeff Fassero to break a 4-4 tie.

Boston had scored four runs in the third inning to take a 4-0 lead. The No. 9 hitter Darren Lewis hit a 2-run homerun off John Halama to get the Red Sox on the board.

The M’s put two on the scoreboard in the fifth, with the first run being a homerun by Stan Javier.

Javier’s two-out RBI single in the sixth inning off Tim Wakefield scored Edgar Martinez to knot the score at 4-4.

Neither team scored in the next 12 innings!

The Red Sox had a terrific chance to score in the top of the 19th inning.

Lewis hit a double with one out, putting runners on second and third. Mike Lansing was intentionally walked to load the bases.

Enter Kazuhiro Sasaki. He struckout Manny Alexander and retired the side by getting Jason Varitek to pop out.

The Mariners improved to 62-44 for the season with the win.

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