Albert Pujols Ends Marathon Game With 19th Inning Walk Off Home Run

The Los Angeles Angels and Boston Red Sox played enough innings for two games on Saturday night, and then some.

LA’s Garrett Ricahrds tossed six innings of no-hit ball, but the Angels needed a Mike Trout home run in the 8th to tie up the game and eventually send it into extra innings. It took another 10 frames to finally decide a winner.

After both teams scored one run in the 14th, Albert Pujols put everyone out of their misery with a lead-off home run in the 19th. Of course, in the nature of the how the night was going, the home run had to be reviewed by someone in New York to make sure it was legit. Who knew anyone was still at the office? The game wasn’t over until 12:39 a.m. PT. That means someone was sitting at MLB mission control at almost 4 a.m. ET.

It was the longest game in terms of  innings in the majors this year, and at 6 hours and 31 minutes, it was also the longest game in terms of time in Angels Stadium history.