Because a Cubs pitcher hit in the 13th, a catcher pitched — and won — in the 16th
July 30, 2014 6:59AM
The Wrigley Field scoreboard reflects the completion of the other Major League Baseball games and the time in which a Tuesday baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Colorado Rockies finished on Wednesday. At six hours and 27 minutes ,it was a record for the longest game by time for both teams. | AP Photo
Updated: July 30, 2014 7:05AM
It took longer than any game in franchise history and so many players that a Cubs catcher got the victory pitching in relief. But when Starlin Castro finally drove a line-drive sacrifice fly to right field at just after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning against Tyler Matzek, the Cubs celebrated a 4-3, 16-inning victory.