Mets Win Twenty Inning Thriller

FootballSportsNew York MetsProfessional BaseballJose ReyesSt. Louis CardinalsMike Pelfrey

In a game that took just shy of seven hours to play, the New York Mets edged the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 in 20 innings.

The game featured 19 pitchers. Two Cardinals position players took the mound including Joe Mather, who lost the game for St. Louis.

The Mets broke a scoreless tie in the top of the 19th inning when Jeff Francouer scored Jose Reyes with a sacrifice fly to left.

The Cards answered in the bottom of the inning when Yadier Molina drove Albert Pujols home with single to right. The Mets regained the lead for good when Reyes hit a sacrifice fly to score Angel Pagan in the 20th.

Francisco Rodriguez blew the save in the 19th but got the win. Mike Pelfrey worked a scoreless 20th for his first career save. At six hours and 53 minutes, this game was the longest MLB game in two years.

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