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MLB Sets Record For Most Extra-Inning Games Ever

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Red Sox celebrate an extra-inning victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on August 13, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

(AP/WGGB) — 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.

The Red Sox have won 10 extra-inning games. The Yankees, Rangers and Tigers are the only teams in contention that have a sub-.500 record in extra-inning games.

Arizona has played the most extra-inning games this year, going 17-7. Seattle has fared the worst, losing 23 of 29 extra-inning contests.


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