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Longest game in Blue Jays' history ends with a win for Toronto

The Jays beat the Tigers 6-5 in 19 innings

(Jon Blacker/ THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Jose Bautista hit an opposite field single in the bottom of the 19th inning to give the Blue Jays a 6-5 comeback win over the Detroit Tigers Sunday in the longest game in Toronto's club history.

Tigers starting pitcher Rick Porcello (13-7), in a relief role, intentionally walked Melky Cabrera to load the bases with none out to set the stage for the Blue Jays' second straight walk-off win over Detroit.

Munenori Kawasaki, who trotted in with the winning run as the ball bounced against the wall over a drawn in outfield, started the inning with a single. He moved to third when Porcello fielded Jose Reyes' sacrifice bunt but threw the ball away. The Jays trailed 5-0 in the fourth inning.

At six hours and 37 minutes (and 19 innings) it was the longest game in Blue Jays history.

The Blue Jays had several glorious chances to end it earlier. But Juan Francisco in the ninth and 15th innings, and Bautista in the 13th, failed to produce the winning run with the bases loaded.

Toronto now hits the road for eight games over the next 10 days beginning Monday night in Seattle.

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  1. Karl Burgin posted on 08/11/2014 10:31 AM
    Way to go JaYS!!!!
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