ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Albert Pujols homered leading off the 19th inning, and the Los Angeles Angels outlasted the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Saturday night in the longest game in the major leagues this season.
Pujols’ 514th career homer and 22nd of the season came on a 3-2 pitch from Brandon Workman (1-6). The towering drive disappeared into the seats above the 18-foot wall in right-center.
Boston manager John Farrell made a replay challenge, claiming there was fan interference, but the home run stood.
That marathon game was sandwiched by Boston’s 4-2 victory over the Angels on Friday and Boston’s 3-1 win over the Halos on Sunday.
Allen Webster and Rubby De La Rosa picked up the wins for the Red Sox. Boston’s Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run double on Friday and then a three-run homer on Sunday.