NEW YORK — The Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees are heading to the 14th inning tied at 3.
The first 13 innings Friday night took 4 hours, 53 minutes, and included some wild misadventures on the bases. Most of the field level sections at Yankee Stadium were still about half full after midnight, though the upper levels have mostly cleared out.
Yankees star catcher Gary Sanchez left in the 14th with an apparent leg injury while behind the plate.
New York nearly won it in the 11th. With Didi Gregorius at third, Orioles right-hander Mychal Givens threw a breaking pitch to the backstop, enticing Gregorius to break for home. Catcher Caleb Joseph chased after the wild pitch, fielded the ball on a big hop and flipped it to Givens. The pitcher slid across home plate as he took the feed to block Gregorius and apply the tag.
A video review upheld the call — just one play after a Yankees video challenge overturned what was initially ruled an inning-ending double play hit by Ronald Torreyes.
It was nearly another big moment in a big week for Gregorius. He had a tying solo homer in the eighth inning off Miguel Castro that made Friday’s freaky extra innings possible.
Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge robbed Joseph of a home run in the 13th.