MLB sets record with 239 extra-inning games

BY foxsports • September 25, 2013

This has become an extra special season in Major League Baseball.

MLB has set a record for the most extra-inning games in a year, breaking the mark Tuesday night when a pair of games ran long.

There have been 239 extra-inning games so far, STATS said. That tops the 237 from 2011.

Toronto beat Baltimore 3-2 in 10 innings to break the record, then Arizona topped San Diego 2-1 in 12 innings.

The Diamondbacks also set a major league record for most extra innings played in a season with 79. They surpassed the 76 played by Minnesota in 1969.

''It's just one of those years. You'd prefer you get the job done quicker, but you go as long as you have to go and hang in there. You learn how to play in those games,'' Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said.

Arizona has played the most extra-inning games this year, going 17-7.

''It feels like we played in 200 and some of those games,'' Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero joked. ''I'm not sure how you explain it, but I know that if you're going to play in a lot of extra innings games, it's a whole lot better to win them than to lose. It's tough when you lose a lot of them.''

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