The Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees seemed to be playing in slow motion.
"If you're going to stay out there that long, you might as well win," Yankees reliever Scott Kamieniecki said Tuesday after the Yankees won 13-10 in 4 hours, 21 minutes, the longest nine-inning game in major league history.The previous record of 4:18 was set by the LA Dodgers and San Francisco Giants on Oct. 2, 1962.
"It felt like two days and 17 hours," Orioles first baseman Rafael Palmeiro said. "It was particularly tough because it was so cold."
Tino Martinez broke a 9-9 tie with a three-run homer in the seventh off Keith Shepherd (0-1) as New York rallied from a 9-4 deficit.
At Camden Yards, Paul O'Neill and Jim Leyritz also homered as the Yankees sent Baltimore to its 10th loss in 13 games. New York had 17 hits and nine walks, including four by O'Neill.
Jeff Nelson (1-0) pitched one inning, allowing an unearned run, and John Wetteland got three outs for his fifth save.
Indians 5, White Sox 3
Jim Thome homered and drove in three runs as Cleveland stopped Chicago's seven-game winning streak. The Indians have won eight straight at Jacobs Field, 14 of 17 overall.
Twins 16, Royals 7
Marty Cordova's bases-loaded triple highlighted a 10-run fifth inning at the Metrodome, and Minnesota finished April with a winning record (13-12) for the first time since 1987.
The Twins had just five hits in the fifth, taking advantage of five walks by Julio Valera and Mike Magnante (0-1).
Red Sox 13, Tigers 4
Reggie Jefferson hit two home runs and Mo Vaughn also homered, sending visiting Detroit to its 11th loss in 12 games. Tim Wakefield (2-3) snapped Boston's three-game losing streak despite allowing four runs and six hits in five innings, including home runs by Mark Lewis and Travis Fryman.
Blue Jays 9, Brewers 8
Carlos Delgado drove in the winning run with a two-out single off Marshall Boze (0-1) in the bottom of the ninth at the SkyDome.
Angels 7, Athletics 3
Jim Edmonds went 3-for-4 with a homer, and Mark Langston (2-1) allowed eight hits in seven innings as visiting California stopped a four-game losing streak.
Mariners 8, Rangers 0
Chris Bosio (3-1) allowed four hits in six innings and Paul Sorrento homered, giving Seattle a major-league record 44 in April. Kevin Gross (3-3) was tagged for five runs and nine hits in 3 2-3 innings.
Pirates 10, Reds 7
At Cincinnati, Jeff King hit a solo homer and a grand slam in a nine-run fourth inning night as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Cincinnati 10-7, the Reds' eighth consecutive defeat. King became the third player in major-league history to have a two-homer inning for the second time in his career. He also homered twice in an inning last Aug. 8 against San Francisco.
Giants 9, Padres 4
At San Diego, Barry Bonds homered twice, including a grand slam, to tie the major-league record of 11 homers in April.
Marlins 7, Phillies 2
At Miami, the Marlins gave Pat Rapp some unusual offensive punch. Greg Colbrunn hit a three-run homer for the Marlins, who rank last in the majors in runs scored and batting average. Charles Johnson also homered and drove in three runs, doubling his RBI total this season.
Braves 7, Astros 5
At Houston, Chipper Jones broke a tie with a ninth-inning single and Fred McGriff homered on the next pitch as Atlanta won for the sixth time in seven games.
John Smoltz (5-1) allowed five hits in eight innings and struck out 10, increasing his league-leading total to 51. Smoltz has held batters to a .171 average, best among NL pitchers.
Cubs 7, Cardinals 6
At Chicago, pinch-hitter Robin Jennings doubled home the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning as the Cardinals lost their fifth straight. Ray Lankford hit his second two-run homer of the game with two outs in the top of the ninth to tie the game 6-6 against Turk Wendell (2-0).
Dodgers 7, Rockies 4
At Los Angeles, Hideo Nomo yielded two runs and five hits in eight innings, and Mike Piazza homered and drove in three runs.
Nomo (4-2) struck out six and walked one. Antonio Osuna loaded the bases in the ninth on two walks and a single, but Todd Worrell got his seventh save in seven chances.
Expos, Mets postponed
At New York, the Expos and Mets, who played through the rain and fog on Monday, were postponed. The game will be made up as part a doubleheader today beginning at 5:10 p.m. EDT.
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