John Baker scored the winning run in the bottom of the 16th inning after pitching a scoreless top half, and the Cubs overcame a three-run deficit to beat Colorado 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Both the Giants and A’s played extra innings Tuesday night — the Giants beating the Phillies in 14 and the A’s losing to the Astros in 12.
Josh Reddick rushed out of the ballpark, more eager than ever to get home from yet another extra-long work day. Extra innings, that is. And a lot of them. There were three extra-innings games Thursday alone – each lasting at least 13 innings – to bring the season total to 110.
Chris Stewart drove in the go-ahead run with a suicide squeeze in the 11th inning, then pounced on a bunt moments later to start a slick double play that helped the San Francisco Giants hold off the San Diego Padres 4-3 on Sunday.
Hideki Matsui hit the first pitch of the 10th inning from Darren Oliver into the right-field seats for a game-winning home run, lifting the Oakland Athletics to a 5-4 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday.