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Rays, Orioles combine for most pitchers used in MLB history

The six-hour, 54-minute marathon between the Rays and Orioles on Friday produced some MLB history.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The six-hour, 54-minute marathon between the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles on Friday produced some major league history.


For the first time, a combined 21 pitchers were used in the Rays’ 5-4 victory in 18 innings, which was the longest game in both teams’ history. The Rays used 11 and the Orioles 10, surpassing the previous record of 20 set twice before, most recently Aug. 24 in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 12-7 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies also in 18 innings.


Here’s a summary of the pitchers that appeared in a game that kept going and going.


Tampa Bay Rays


David Price (5.0 IP, two runs, nine hits, one walk, four strikeouts)


Jamey Wright (0.2 IP, no runs, no hits, no walks, no strikeouts)


Jake McGee (0.1 IP, two runs, no hits, one walk, one strikeout)


Alex Torres (0.2 IP, no runs, one hit, no walks, one strikeout)


Brandon Gomes (0.1 IP, no runs, no hits, one walk, no strikeouts)


Joel Peralta (1.0 IP, no runs, no hits, no walks, no strikeouts)


Fernando Rodney (2.0 IP, no runs, no hits, one walk, no strikeouts)


Jake Odorizzi (3.2 IP, no runs, one hit, one walk, two strikeouts)


Cesar Ramos (1.1 IP, no runs, no hits, one walk, no strikeouts)


Wesley Wright (0.2 IP, no runs, no hits, no walks, no strikeouts)


Jeremy Hellickson (2.1 IP, no runs, one hit, no walks, two strikeouts)


Baltimore Orioles


Jason Hammel (5.0 IP, two earned runs, six hits, no walks, three strikeouts)


Troy Patton (0.2 IP, no runs, no hits, one walk, no strikeouts)


Francisco Rodriguez (0.1 IP, no runs, no hits, no walks, no strikeouts)


Kevin Gausman (1.0 IP, one run, two hits, no walks, two strikeouts)


Tommy Hunter (2.0 IP, no runs, one hit, no walks, one strikeout)


Darren O’Day (1.0 IP, no runs, no hits, no walks, one strikeout)


Brian Matusz (0.2 IP, no runs, no hits, no walks, two strikeouts)


Josh Stinson (2.1 IP, no runs, no hits, no walks, two strikeouts)


T.J. McFarland (2.0 IP, no runs, two hits, three walks, one strikeout)


Bud Norris (2.1 IP, one run, three hits, two walks, three strikeouts)


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