White Sox outlast M’s in crazy game

The Chicago White Sox and Seattle Mariners played one wacky game
at Safeco Field on Wednesday afternoon.

Final score: White Sox 7, Mariners 5 (16
innings).

Score after 13 innings: 0-0.

Score after 14 innings: 5-5.

Unreal: Kyle Seager’s game-tying grand slam with
two outs in the bottom of the 14th for the Mariners. Seager became
the first major leaguer to tie a game in extra innings with a grand
slam.

It was unfortunate for the White Sox, who were on an eight-game
losing streak, but it was more unfortunate for this young fan in
the bleachers. The idiot who plows the kid over shouldn’t be
allowed into a baseball game, again!

Now, back to some unique facts:

First time in MLB history: A team scored five runs
or more in the 14th inning or later to tie a score, according to
the Elias Sports Bureau.

First time II: Both teams scored five-plus runs in
a game after being held scoreless through nine innings, according
to Elias.

Tying a mark: The 12 extra-inning runs by both
teams matched an AL record.

Time: Five hours, 42 minutes.

Total pitches: 493 (245 through nine innings, 248
in extra innings).

Some people in Vegas probably weren’t happy — and some
likely were.

 

Would you believe? This wasn’t the first time the
Mariners hosted the White Sox and the two failed to score in the
first 13 innings.
On Aug. 12, 2009, Ken Griffey Jr. — who
the season before played for the ChiSox — doubled in the
winning run with two outs as Seattle claimed a 1-0 victory.

On Wednesday, the South Siders evened the score.

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