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.

href="http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/SEA/SEA200908120.shtml"

target="_blank">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.