Rays late game rewrites record books
About Friday night
The Rays beat the Orioles 5-4 in an 18-inning game that lasted 6 hours and 54 minutes, starting at 7:11 p.m. and ending at 2:05 a.m.
• It was the longest in Rays history by time (previously 5:44, July 17, 2011 vs. Boston) and innings (16, also July 17, 2011).
• David DeJesus singled in Desmond Jennings, who (after being scratched from the lineup due to a stiff neck and playing nine innings anyway) doubled with one out in the 18th, for their AL-high 12th walkoff win, second most for any season. DeJesus is the 10th Ray to have a walkoff hit. Jeremy Hellickson, the scheduled Sunday starter, worked the final 2 1/3 innings to get the win.
• The teams combined to use a major league-record 21 pitchers; a record-tying 11 by the Rays. The Rays used a team-record 28 players total.
• There were 593 pitches thrown, and 144 plate appearances.
• It was the latest ending for a game at the Trop (previously 1:54 a.m., July 17, 2011) and the first time in their 16 seasons the Rays won a game longer than 14 innings (previously 0-5).
• No home runs were hit.
• OF Wil Myers became the first Ray to go 0-for-8, though the fifth player in the majors this season.
Marc Topkin, Times staff writer