THE Houston Astros defeated the Seattle Mariners in a historic extra-innings showdown that will now become the longest postseason game in MLB history.
Jeremy Peña hit the go-ahead home run for the Astros in the 18th inning, sending the ball into the stands at Seattle’s T-Mobile Park.
Saturday night’s game between the Astros and the Mariners made history in more ways than one.
The showdown now holds the record for the longest scoreless game in MLB postseason history.
The record was previously held by the Cleveland Guardians and Tampa Bay Rays, who made history just last week with their 15-inning American League Wild Card Series matchup that failed to score a single run by the end of the 15th .
The game is also now the longest postseason game in MLB history.
The Astros have a history of being part of some of the longest games in postseason history, including the 2005 18-inning matchup against the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 of the National League Division Series.
Saturday night’s matchup is now tied to that 2005 game, Game 3 of the 2018 World Series between the Dodgers and Red Sox and the 2014 NLDS game between the Giants and Nationals – all lasting 18 innings.
With the win, the Astros advance to the American League Championship Series, whose opponent has yet to be determined.
Continue…Stay tuned to Sun Online for the latest news on this story.
The-sun.com is your one-stop shop for the best in celebrity news, sports news, real-life stories, stunning images and must-watch videos. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheUSSun.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6453294/houston-astros-seattle-mariners-mlb-history-extra-innings-showdown/ Houston Astros & Seattle Mariners make MLB history with extra-innings showdown in longest runless game of the postseason