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...