On August 25, 2001 — The Rangers defeat the Red Sox, 8 – 7, in 18 innings, in 6 hours, 35 minutes – the longest game of the season. The teams combine to use 17 pitchers, one away from the major-league record for an extra-inning contest. Boston makes an error and a wild pitch in the last frame, and Chad Curtis scores on a grounder after stealing third base. Chris Michalak is the winning pitcher; he was the loser yesterday.


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Baseball Reference August 25
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