The Chicago White Sox defeated the Seattle Mariners 7-5 in 16 innings on Wednesday, with all 12 runs scored at Safeco Field coming during the extra frames. The 12 combined extra-inning runs tied an American League record for the most in a game. It also was the first game in MLB history in which each team scored more than five runs in a game that was scoreless through nine innings. Mariners' third baseman Kyle Seager hit a two-out, game-tying grand slam in the bottom of the 14th inning off of White Sox closer Addison Reed. That was the first game-tying grand slam hit in extra innings in major-league history, according to the Mariners. Even though he gave up a five-run lead, Reed would go on to record the win after the White Sox plated two in the top of the 16th inning and eventually won the marathon affair that lasted five hours and 42 minutes.
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