After needing 11 innings to decide Saturday's game, the Padres and Dodgers decided they just couldn't say goodbye in the series finale Sunday at Petco Park.A game that started in bright sunshine at 1:43 p.m. PT finished as the stadium lights kicked on. Even the outfield sprinklers, rightfully figuring that
After needing 11 innings to decide Saturday's game, the Padres and Dodgers decided they just couldn't say goodbye in the series finale Sunday at Petco Park.
A game that started in bright sunshine at 1:43 p.m. PT finished as the stadium lights kicked on. Even the outfield sprinklers, rightfully figuring that the game was well expired, decided to go off. When it was all said and done, 17 innings worth of baseball -- almost an entire extra game -- had been put up on the scoreboard.
The Padres were hoping to become the first team to enjoy three straight walk-off wins against the same team since the Cardinals swept the Pirates in such fashion last May. But after a combined 23 men were left on base by the two teams, the Dodgers finally got the last laugh with a four-run explosion in inning 17 for the hard-earned 9-5 victory:
Here are 17 facts and figures from the marathon affair:
• Sunday's game totaled five hours and 47 minutes. It was the fourth-longest game in Dodgers franchise history in terms of elapsed time, dating back to 1913. It's also the fifth-longest game in Padres franchise history, which dates back to 1969.
• The 347 total minutes of today's game equaled more than the combined length of the two most recent no-hitters, thrown by Jake Arrieta and Max Scherzer. Those two performances lasted a combined 310 minutes.
• The Dodgers hold the record for the longest game (by innings) in Major League history. The Brooklyn Dodgers and Boston Braves played to a 1-1 tie in 26 innings on May 1, 1920 in Boston.
• The Dodgers' record for longest game by innings is 22, occurring twice in 1989. They beat the Expos, 1-0, on Aug. 23 in Montreal and lost to the Astros, 5-4, on June 3 in Houston.
• The Dodgers and Padres also played a 17-inning game at Petco Park on April 29, 2007. The Dodgers won, 5-4, which coincidentally was the last game they won in 17 innings.
• Sunday marked the Padres' ninth 17th-inning game in franchise history and the first since May 31, 2013 vs. Toronto. The Padres won that game 4-3, also at Petco Park, on an RBI single by Jesus Guzman. Sunday's game was the longest in terms of elapsed time of the Padres' nine 17-inning contests.
• Yasiel Puig's go-ahead single in the 17th inning had an exit velocity of 110.8 mph and was the hardest hit ball of the game, according to Statcast™.
• Puig was also responsible for the second hardest hit as his single in the ninth was clocked at 110.3 mph.
• Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley had 11 assists, the most by anyone at the position this year, according to STATS PASS. Going back to 2012, the most assists in a single game by a second baseman is 12, set by Colorado's D.J. LeMahieu on Aug. 12, 2012, against the Dodgers.
• The Padres club record for the longest game by innings is 21, against the Astros on Sept. 24, 1971 in San Diego and also against the Expos on May 21, 1977 in Montreal.
• The nine fastest pitches of the game were all thrown by Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez in the 6th inning, topping out at 98.4 mph, according to Statcast™.
• Matt Kemp went 0-for-7 in Sunday's game, becoming the fifth player to do so in 2016. Clevleand's Rajai Davis, Yan Gomes and Francisco Lindor all went 0-for-7 on May 11.
• The Dodgers played an extra-innings game last year that bridged two months, starting Aug. 31 and ending Sept. 1. They beat the Giants, 5-4, in 14 innings at Dodger Stadium.
• Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw appeared as a pinch-hitter for the fourth time in his career.
• A total of 16 pitchers appeared in the game, including nine for the Dodgers and seven for the Padres, and they combined to throw 525 pitches.
• Dodgers right-hander Ross Stripling made the first relief appearance of his big league career, earning the win with three scoreless innings. He was scheduled to start Tuesday's game against the Reds.
• Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda took a no-hitter into the bottom of the fifth, but Melvin Upton singled to open the inning. Maeda previously tossed six shutout innings in San Diego in his MLB debut April 6.
**Austin Laymance** is a reporter for MLB.com. Matt Kelly is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @mattkellyMLB.