Angels' Longest Game Ends With "Extremely Frustrating" Loss

About 11,600 fans remained as the 6-hour, 30-minute game stretched well past midnight in Oakland

By Rick Eymer and Jonathan Lloyd
|  Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013  |  Updated 7:57 AM PDT
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Derek Norris #36 of the Oakland Athletics scores a game tying run during the nineteenth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at O.co Coliseum on April 30, 2013 in Oakland.

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The longest game in Angels' history dragged deep into a chilly Oakland night before a 19th-inning walk-off homerun gave the Athletics a 10-8 win over their AL West rivals.

Brandon Moss' homerun at 1:41 a.m. came about 6 hours and 30 minutes after the first pitch. It was the longest game ever played in Oakland and the longest -- in terms of time, not innings -- in Angels history.

"You're always going to have your share of frustrating games over the course of a season. This one was extremely frustrating,'' Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "Everybody gave it everything they had. It's frustrating when you don't put the outs together to hold the lead."

Moss' two-run blast came after the Angels appeared poised to win after going ahead 8-7 in the 15th on Brett Anderson's bases-loaded walk to J.B. Shuck

But the A's tied the score in the bottom half of the 15th inning on Adam Rosales' two-out single off Jerome Williams after a costly error by Angels first baseman Albert Pujols. 

Pujols homered twice earlier in the game and finished with four hits and three RBIs. Mark Trumbo also went deep for the Angels and added a two-run double.

It was the longest game in the majors since the Pittsburgh Pirates won 6-3 in 19 innings at St. Louis on Aug. 19 last year, according to STATS. But it wasn't the only baseball marathon of the night.

The Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets 4-3 in 15 innings in a game that took 5 hours, 31 minutes, and ended about 12:45 a.m. on the East Coast.
 

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