Marlins Top Mets 2-1 In 20-Inning Marathon
(NEW YORK) — Adeiny Hechaverria hit the go-ahead RBI single in the top of the 20th inning, as the Miami Marlins outlasted the New York Mets 2-1 Saturday, in what was the longest major league game in three years.
The game lasted 6 hours, 25 minutes and ended when Marlins closer Steve Cishek retired Daniel Murphy on a fly ball to left field. Kevin Slowey (2-5) earned the win after pitching seven scoreless innings in relief.
“You play 20 innings, you’ve got to win that game,” Marlins manager Mike Redmond said.
Matt Harvey started the game for the Mets (23-34) but left the game in the eighth inning with tightness in his lower back.
Shawn Marcum (0-7) took the loss after coming on to pitch in the 13th inning.
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