It took them 19 innings & 6 hours and 49 minutes, but the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 6-5 in their first regular season meeting in 2015. Those 409 minutes were the longest in Red Sox history. And yes, I watched the whole thing and kept score of the game.
Going into the sixth, the Sox had a 3-0 lead. Wade Miley was pitching magnificently in his Sox debut. But he had been sitting on the bench for 27 minutes while the Sox scored two measly runs. But Miley lost his command giving up two runs on two hits and two walks.
But the Sox still had a 3-2 lead in the 9th with but one out to go. However, Chase Headley had other ideas and took Edward Mujica deep to tie the game.
In the middle of the 12th, the game was delayed for nearly half an hour because a bank of lights went out at Yankee Stadium.
The impassed would remain until the 16th inning when David Ortiz hit his first home run of the season off Esmil Rogers to give the Sox a 4-3 lead.