The Chicago White Sox blew a five-run lead in the 14th inning before breaking an eight-game losing streak in their record-setting 7-5 victory against the Seattle Mariners in 16 innings.
The teams were scoreless through 13 innings before the White Sox scored five runs in the top of the 14th inning.
Kyle Seager then hit a tying grand slam in the bottom of the inning for the Mariners to become the first player to accomplish the feat in extra innings, according to Elias Sports Bureau. The Mariners (26-34) became the first team to score five or more runs in the 14th inning or later to tie a game.
The game also made Major League Baseball history when each team scored five or more runs in the game after going scoreless through the first nine, according to the major league record keeper.
Alejandro De Aza and Alex Rios had run-scoring singles in the 16th inning to give the White Sox (25-32) the victory in five hours, 42 minutes yesterday at Safeco Field in Seattle.
The White Sox went through seven pitchers before Addison Reed (2-0) gave up five runs on five hits, including the grand slam, in three innings. Reed, who struck out five, still got the win.
Hector Noesi (0-1), the Mariners’ seventh pitcher, allowed three runs on seven hits in three innings for the loss.
To contact the reporter on this story: Nancy Kercheval in Washington at email@example.com
To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at firstname.lastname@example.org