PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks took on the St. Louis Cardinals in a record-breaking game that went into the 19th inning and lasted just under seven hours.
The teams tied up in the 9th inning, but neither team scored again until the DBacks took the win during the 19th inning with a score of 3-2.
The teams broke the record for the longest-lasting game at Chase Field with a final time of six hours and 53 minutes and featured 24 pitchers and 48 strikeouts.
Ildemaro Vargas ended the game when he singled with bases loaded, calling for an on-field celebration by the team at about 1:30 a.m.
For fans that supported their team into the early morning hours, the Diamondbacks wrote a special note to help excuse them from class the next day.