Red Sox-Yankees: Did you know?
Facts and figures from 19-inning game in Bronx
The Red Sox looked well on their way to a victory at Yankee Stadium on Friday night, holding a one-run lead with two outs in the ninth inning.
That was before Chase Headley belted a solo home run off Edward Mujica to tie the game and ignite the latest, and lengthiest, installment between these two rivals. Boston outlasted New York, 6-5, in a 19-inning battle of attrition.
Here's a look at some of the numbers in the aftermath of Friday's night's marathon:
• The game lasted six hours and 49 minutes -- not including a 16-minute delay in the bottom of the 12th inning in order to reboot the lights above both foul poles after a power surge at the stadium. Still, this game was the longest game (in terms of time) in Red Sox history and second-longest in Yankees history (seven hours, zero minutes on June 24, 1962, vs. the Tigers -- that lasted 22 innings). This was also the longest game at the new Yankee Stadium.
• The Yankees and Red Sox actually played 20 innings against each other on Aug. 29, 1967, but that game ended in six hours and nine minutes, or 40 minutes faster than this one.
• This was the sixth time in franchise history the Yankees have played at least 19 innings, but the first time since Aug. 25, 1976, against Minnesota.
• David Ortiz put the Red Sox ahead with a solo homer in the 16th inning, his 19th career go-ahead home run in the ninth inning or later, the most among active players. It was his 11th career homer in extra innings, and his latest by inning. Ortiz is now two shy of Ted Williams' club record (13) for home runs in extras.
• Despite the victory, Boston did leave 20 runners on base, tied for the fourth most in a single game since at least 1945.
• Mark Teixeira began the game as a 34-year-old, and by the time he delivered his game-tying solo home run in the bottom of the 16th, he did so as a 35-year-old. Saturday is his birthday.
• It was a game to forget for Mike Napoli, who finished the day 0-for-8 and accumulated a golden sombrero, with his four strikeouts all coming in extra innings.
• Dustin Pedroia was going to be the final batter Yankees right-hander Esmil Rogers faced in the 19th inning. And with nobody left in the bullpen for New York, first baseman/outfielder Garrett Jones would have faced the next batter, Hanley Ramirez.
• Carlos Beltran was supposed to have the day off Friday, before he entered the game in the seventh inning as a pinch-hitter. He was hitless in his first five at-bats before he laced an RBI double to left field in the 18th.
• It was a tale of two games for Xander Bogaerts, who started the game hitless in his first four at-bats, but ended up reaching base in all five plate appearances -- four singles and a walk -- during extra innings.