Recap - Red Sox Outlast Blue Jays In Marathon

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

How long was last night's 19-inning marathon?

Let's put it this way - the Yankees and Orioles sat through a rain delay of more than two hours and still finished over an hour earlier than the Red Sox and Blue Jays did.

Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
Hanley Ramirez's (pictured) RBI single in the bottom of the 19th scored Mookie Betts with the winning run as Boston outlasted Toronto 3-2 in a six-hour contest that went into the wee hours of Wednesday morning at Fenway Park.

Hector Velazquez was the winner in relief, the eleventh reliever of the night for the Red Sox who saw the bullpen throw thirteen shutout innings.

Toronto took a 2-0 lead off Boston starter Eduardo Rodriguez with single runs in the second and sixth innings.

In true, frustrating Red Sox fashion, the offense was unable to muster anything off Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada who allowed just three hits over seven innings with three walks and an equal number of strikeouts.

Andrew Benintendi led off the bottom of the ninth with a walk and moved to third on a double by Betts. Ramirez drove Benintendi in with a ground out and Mitch Moreland plated Betts with an RBI ground out as well.

The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the 19th when Betts led off with a double and Ramirez singled him home with the winning run.

Rodriguez pitched well for Boston over six innings. He scattered six hits and struck out eight while walking just one.

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