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Orioles lose the longest game in their history, 5-4 to the Rays in 18 innings

Orioles lose the longest game in their history, 5-4 to the Rays in 18 innings

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – It started out as a must-win.

It eventually became a must-end.

On Friday night (and Saturday morning), the Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays combined for the longest game, time-wise, in both franchises’ histories, a six hour, 54-minute, 18-inning ordeal that ended on David DeJesus' single to right that gave the celebrating Rays a 5-4 win.

"Long. Devastating, obviously," Orioles third baseman Manny Machado said. "Would have been much better if we would have came out with the win. But they came [out] on top."

The Orioles are now 3-2-1 in games that have lasted at least 18 innings in their history.

The two sides...

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