Extra innings

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Extra innings is the extension of a baseball or softball game in order to break a tie.wikipedia
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Extra innings is the extension of a baseball or softball game in order to break a tie.
If scores are tied at the end of nine innings, extra innings are usually played.

World Baseball Classic

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Since 2009, a modified form of the rule has been used for the World Baseball Classic.

Inning

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Ordinarily, a baseball game consists of nine regulation innings (in softball and high school baseball games there are typically seven innings; in Little League Baseball, six), each of which is divided into halves: the visiting team bats first, after which the home team takes its turn at bat.
In most leagues, if the score is tied after the final scheduled inning, the game goes into extra innings until an inning ends with one team ahead of the other.

Tiebreaker

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Extra innings is the extension of a baseball or softball game in order to break a tie.
If a baseball game is tied at the end of the usual nine innings, the game continues into extra innings until an inning ends with one team ahead.

Harold Baines

The game began at 7:30 p.m. on May 8, 1984, and after scoring early runs both teams scored twice in the 8th inning; but the game was suspended after 17 innings with the score tied 3–3 due to a league curfew rule prohibiting an inning from beginning after 12:59 a.m. The game was continued the following evening, May 9, 1984, and both teams scored three times in the 21st inning to make the score 6–6; finally, in the bottom of the 25th, the White Sox' Harold Baines hit a walk-off home run to end the contest.
Baines ended the longest game in major league history (eight hours and six minutes over 25 innings on successive evenings) with a walk-off home run against the Milwaukee Brewers' Chuck Porter on May 8, 1984; the bat he used is currently kept at the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Barry McCormick

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As was the custom, the first pitch was thrown at 3:00 p.m.; home plate umpire Barry McCormick called the game as lights began appearing in the windows of buildings across the Charles River, just before 7:00 p.m.
He was behind the plate for the longest extra inning game in Major League history, the 26-inning contest between the Brooklyn Dodgers and Boston Braves on May 1, 1920.

2009 World Baseball Classic

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Since 2009, a modified form of the rule has been used for the World Baseball Classic.
An alternative version of the IBAF's extra inning rule was also introduced.

Doubleheader (baseball)

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The KBO does not play extra innings in the first game of a double-header.
The Indians won the first game acting as the home team 12–4, but lost the second as the road team 3–2 in extra innings.

2013 World Baseball Classic

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The rule was not used in either the 2009 or 2013 editions because no game lasted more than 11 innings.
An alternative version of the IBAF's extra inning rule was also used.

Roger Clemens

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Roger Clemens, who was brought in to pinch-hit in the 15th and pitched the last three innings in relief, was credited as the winning pitcher in the 5-hour, 50-minute contest.
However, the Astros lost all three of those starts by a 1–0 score in extra innings.

Longest professional baseball game

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The record for the most innings ever played in a single professional game is 33 which occurred in in a Minor League Baseball game between the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings, Triple-A affiliates of the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles, respectively.

Munenori Kawasaki

Toronto reliever Chad Jenkins would get the win after pitching 6 innings of relief (an unusually long outing for a reliever) with José Bautista hitting a walk-off single to score Munenori Kawasaki to win the game.
He made an earlier-than-expected return, coming off the bench in the last game of the regular season (and then-manager Sadaharu Oh's last at the helm) on October 7 against the Eagles, but finished 0-for-2 with an intentional walk (the Hawks lost the game in extra innings).

The Double (Seattle Mariners)

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In Game 5, the Mariners won the game and the series in 11 innings on Edgar Martínez's famous double that scored Ken Griffey Jr. Until 2011, this was the only LDS game 5 in either league to go into extra innings.
They then mounted a series of comebacks in the ALDS, first overcoming a 2-game series deficit to force a deciding Game 5, then tying Game 5 in the 8th inning to force extra innings, and finally a one-run 11th inning deficit that was overcome by the Double.

1997 World Series

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Additionally, World Series-deciding games have gone to extra innings 10 times: 1912's game 8, 1924's game 7, 1933's game 5, 1939's game 4, 1991's game 7, 1992's game 6, 1997's game 7, 2012's game 4, 2015's game 5, and 2016's game 7 all went past 9 innings before a champion was determined.
Game 7 was decided in extra innings on a walk-off single hit by Édgar Rentería.

Rick Porcello

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Tigers starter Rick Porcello would be credited with the loss after coming into the game in the 18th inning.
Porcello was Boston's starting pitcher in Game 3, getting a no decision in an extra innings loss.

2016 World Series

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Additionally, World Series-deciding games have gone to extra innings 10 times: 1912's game 8, 1924's game 7, 1933's game 5, 1939's game 4, 1991's game 7, 1992's game 6, 1997's game 7, 2012's game 4, 2015's game 5, and 2016's game 7 all went past 9 innings before a champion was determined.
Game 7, an 8–7 victory in 10 innings, marked the fifth time that a Game 7 had gone into extra innings and the first since 1997 (which the Indians also lost).

Brad Ausmus

A grand slam by Lance Berkman in the bottom of the 8th brought the score to 6–5, and with two outs in the bottom of the 9th, Brad Ausmus homered to tie the game and send it to extra innings.
In Game 4 of the 2005 National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves, Ausmus homered with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to tie the game at 6–6 and send it to extra innings; the Astros went on to win in the 18th inning, in what was the longest postseason game in history.

John McNamara (baseball)

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Red Sox manager John McNamara replaced Schiraldi with Bob Stanley, who then threw a two-strike wild pitch to Mookie Wilson to allow the tying run to score and move the other runner to second base.
In the 1979 National League Championship Series, however, the Reds dropped the first two games at home in extra innings to the Pittsburgh Pirates, then were swept out of the playoffs in Game 3.

Drew Storen

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Following a decision by manager Matt Williams to remove Zimmermann with two out after he walked Joe Panik, Washington closer Drew Storen gave up a single to Giants catcher Buster Posey and an RBI double to Pablo Sandoval, scoring Panik to tie the game 1–1.
The game went to extra innings; San Francisco's Brandon Belt hit a go-ahead home run in the eighteenth inning and the Giants won, 2-1.

Dave Henderson

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The 1986 American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the California Angels featured a dramatic game where the Angels were leading 3 games to 1 and leading 5–4 in game 5, one strike away from the first ever pennant in franchise history, only for Red Sox's Dave Henderson hit a two-run home run off Angels closer Donnie Moore in the top of the ninth inning to give the Red Sox the lead.
The Angels tied the game 6–6 in the bottom of the ninth, and the game went into extra innings.

Bill Buckner

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Wilson subsequently hit a ground ball to first base that rolled through the legs of first baseman Bill Buckner to allow the winning run to score from second base, sending the Series to a Game 7 where the Mets completed the upset.
The 1986 Red Sox were leading the heavily favored New York Mets 3 games to 2 in the 1986 World Series when Game 6 went into extra innings.

1943 Boston Red Sox season

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The 1943 Boston Red Sox played an MLB record 31 extra inning games, winning 15 and losing 14, with 2 games tied.
The team set a major league record which still stands by playing in 31 extra innings games, winning 15 and losing 14, with 2 games tied.

Donnie Moore

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The 1986 American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the California Angels featured a dramatic game where the Angels were leading 3 games to 1 and leading 5–4 in game 5, one strike away from the first ever pennant in franchise history, only for Red Sox's Dave Henderson hit a two-run home run off Angels closer Donnie Moore in the top of the ninth inning to give the Red Sox the lead.
The Angels were able to score a run in the bottom of the ninth, pushing the game into extra innings.

Overtime (sports)

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However, if the regulation number of innings are complete (normally nine in baseball and seven in softball) and the score is even, extra innings are played to determine a winner.

2009 in baseball

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The longest college baseball game was played between Texas and Boston College on May 30, 2009, in a regional NCAA Division I Baseball Championship tournament game at Austin, Texas.