(OAKLAND, Calif.) — After 19 innings of baseball, Brandon Moss decided enough was enough.
He crushed a walkoff two-run home run in the bottom of the 19th inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 10-8 win over the Los Angeles Angels.
Moss also hit a solo shot in the bottom of the sixth inning.
“It was a crazy game, and I’m glad it’s over,” Moss said. “That was exhausting, it really was.”
The game lasted 6 hours and 32 minutes with the two teams combining to throw 597 pitches. It was the longest game ever played in Oakland and also the longest in Angels’ franchise history.
Jerry Blevins (2-0) earned the win for the Athletics.
The Angels took an 8-7 lead on a bases-loaded walk in the top of the 15th inning, but the Athletics tied it in the bottom half on Adam Rosales’ RBI single.
Los Angeles (9-16) led 7-2 in the eighth inning but allowed the A’s to tie the game on a Yoenis Cespedes RBI single in the bottom of the ninth.
Albert Pujols went deep twice for his third and fourth homers of the season.
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Jill Martin, CNN