Speed Reads


Red Sox outlast Blue Jays to win 6-hour, 19-inning game

The Boston Red Sox finally won Tuesday night's game at Fenway Park against the Toronto Blue Jays early Wednesday, when Hanley Ramirez batted in Mookie Betts in the bottom of the 19th inning. The final score was 3-2. About 700 fans stayed to watch all six hours of the game, the longest in Major League Baseball since the Cleveland Indians beat the Blue Jays in 19 innings in 2016. It was also the second-longest game at Fenway, which opened in 1912, The Associated Press reports, following only a 20-inning marathon in 1981 that had to be broken into two parts due to American League curfew rules.

Presumably, the Red Sox weren't illicitly stealing the Toronto catcher's pitch signals using an Apple Watch, a practice they reportedly copped to after the New York Yankees caught them in the act two weeks ago. The Red Sox lead in the American League East and will almost certainly make it to the playoffs. Tuesday night's win ended a three-game losing streak.