More about Wednesday night's one-hit wonder
UPDATED: According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was - at 3:53 - the longest game in major-league history in which one of the teams had one or no hits.
DEVELOPING: Some historical notations about Wednesday's 3-2 A's win over the Rays:
* It was the 10th time in franchise history the Rays allowed one or no hits and the first time they lost.
* It is the 11th time since 1914, when MLB records are first available, a team allowed 3 or more runs on 1 hit or less in a loss. Last to do so were the Astros on July 20, 2013 vs. SEA, a game also started by Erik Bedard.
* The first time a team had as many as nine hits and allowed one hit or less and lost since the Royals on July 27, 1993 vs. TEX.
* The second inning was only the second time in franchise history the Rays gave up at least 2 runs without allowing a hit, Last time was the second inning on April 22, 2008 vs. TOR.
* It was the third time in the last 22 years a team scored three runs or more on 1 hit or less. The last to do so was Seattle on July 20, 2013 at HOU. Prior to that it hadn't been done since Kansas City on April 13, 1996 at MIL.
* It is the first time since pitch count data is available (1999) that a team allowed 1 hit or less while making 172 pitches or more.
* It is the first time since records are first available (1914) that the Athletics won a regular season game on 1 hit or less. They did win Game 4 of the 1974 ALCS at BAL, 2-1, despite just one hit.
* It was the first time a team won on one hit or less while drawing seven or more walks since the Astros on Sep 3, 2006 vs. NYM, and the 12th time overall.
* It made the A's the first team to win with their only hit being a home run since the White Sox on June 22, 2006 vs. STL (W 1-0).