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Oakland defeated the Los Angeles Angels 10-8 on Brandon Moss' two-out, walk-off, two-run home run in the bottom of the 19th inning early Tuesday morning. The marathon contest was not only the longest in the majors this year in terms of innings (19) and time (6 hours, 32 minutes), it was the longest game ever played in Oakland and in the history of the Angels franchise. The A's tied the game in the bottom of the ninth on Yoenis Cespedes' run-scoring single. That was the last run scored before a bases-loaded walk in the top of the 15th put the Angels ahead only to see Oakland tie it again on an Adam Rosales RBI single in the bottom the frame. That set the stage for Moss' heroics in the 19th, as he hit his 2nd home run of the game with Jed Lowrie on first and two down. The two teams combined to use 16 pitchers who threw a total of 597 pitches. The hitters combined to go 31-for-141 (.220 average) with two doubles, a triple, five home runs (two each by Moss and the Angels' Albert Pujols), 12 walks and 35 strikeouts. Four players also left the game during the extra frames due to different injuries.

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