Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Fatigue lingers after marathon

OAKLAND, Calif. — Brandon Moss and the Athletics played 6½ hours of baseball before walking off with one tiring win.

Moss hit his second homer of the night with two outs in the 19th inning to give Oakland a 10-8 victory over the Angels early Tuesday in the longest big-league game of the season.

"It was a crazy game and I'm glad it's over," said Moss, who threw a pie in his own face after the game. "That was exhausting, it really was."

The teams were on the field for 6 hours, 32 minutes in a game that ended at 1:41 a.m. local time. By time, it was the longest game ever played in Oakland and the longest in Angels history.

As the game dragged on, fans who remained in the scattered crowd of 11,668 chanted the names of Oakland's radio announcers, Ray Fosse and Ken Korach. One player in the Angels dugout wore a rally cap folded in half, with the bill sticking straight up like a mohawk.

But it was the A's who pulled it out on Moss' two-run shot.

"It's one of those things where you just want to quit, but at the same time you don't want to lose so you're not going to quit," Moss said. "You just keep fighting through and keep hoping they throw a ball into your bat. I don't even know how I hit it. I was so late on everything after the 10th inning on. If it was thigh-high or up I couldn't catch it, so I was just trying to get anything down in the zone."

After the game, the Angels put CF Peter Bourjos on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

STANTON OUT A MONTH: Marlins RF Giancarlo Stanton expects to be sidelined for about a month because of a strained right hamstring. An MRI exam revealed a grade-two strain on a one-to-three scale.

YOUKILIS TO DL: 1B Kevin Youkilis went on the 15-day disabled list with a lumbar spine sprain, joining Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson on the Yankees' DL. INF Corban Joseph was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

STRASBURG'S STATUS: Nationals manager Davey Johnson said RHP Stephen Strasburg may have irritated a nerve in his pitching arm using an electrical stimulation machine. The machines are used by athletes to build strength and are attached with adhesive electrodes. Johnson said the device could have been placed too close to a nerve in Strasburg's arm.

PITCHER RETIRES: Former Cubs RHP Randy Wells, 30, retired after going winless in five starts this season for the Rangers' Triple-A team.

BRAVES: RH reliever Luis Ayala went on the 15-day disabled due to anxiety disorder.

INDIANS: RF Nick Swisher was out of the lineup because of a sore left shoulder.

MARINERS: OF Corey Patterson, who didn't play in the majors last season, agreed to a minor-league deal.

PHILLIES: Former Rays OF Delmon Young was activated from the disabled list after sitting out all season recovering from offseason right ankle surgery. He homered in his first at-bat.

PIRATES: LHP Jonathan Sanchez, who had an 11.85 ERA in five games, was designated for assignment.

RANGERS: C A.J. Pierzynski was out of the starting lineup because of soreness and bruising on his right side.

RED SOX: RH reliever Joel Hanrahan, who had missed two weeks with right hamstring soreness, was activated from the disabled list. Manager John Farrell said RHP Andrew Bailey will remain the closer.

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