Which was the longest postseason game in Major League Baseball history?

In terms of duration, the longest postseason game in Major League Baseball (MLB) history was Game Three of the 2018 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers, of the National League (NL), and the Boston Red Sox, of the American League (AL) at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles on October 26, 2018. The Dodgers eventually won 3-2 in 18 innings, after an elapsed time of seven hours hours and 20 minutes, or one hour and 39 minutes longer than the previous record, five hours and 41 minutes, set by the Chicago Red Sox and the Houston Astros in Game Three of the 2005 World Series.

Dodgers’ outfielder Joc Pederson opened the scoring with a home run in the bottom of the third inning, but his effort was cancelled out by right fielder Jackie Bradley Jr., a.k.a. ‘JBJ’, who hit a two-out solo home run in the top the eight inning to tie the scores at 1-1. The scores remained that way throughout a scoreless ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth inning. In the thirteenth inning, the teams scored a run apiece, courtesy of utility player Brock Holt for the Red Sox and infielder Maxwell ‘Max’ Muncy for the Dodgers, both of whom walked initially and eventually made it home after fielding errors.

Four and a half scoreless innings later, Muncy hit a walk-off home run off relief pitcher Nathan Eovaldi to win the game 3-2. Victory for the Dodgers reduced their deficit to 2-1 in the series, but ‘The Crimson Hose’ won Game Four and Game Five, both at Dodger Stadium, to win the ‘Fall Classic’ 4-1.

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