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Because a Cubs pitcher hit in the 13th, a catcher pitched — and won — in the 16th

The Wrigley Field scoreboard reflects completiother Major League Baseball games time which Tuesday baseball game between Chicago Cubs Colorado Rockies

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

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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.

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