Monday night: Athletics 10, Angels 8: Moss, Athletics reflect on 19-inning victory

2013-05-01T00:00:00Z Monday night: Athletics 10, Angels 8: Moss, Athletics reflect on 19-inning victoryThe Associated Press The Associated Press
May 01, 2013 12:00 am  • 

OAKLAND, Calif. - A few hours after he ended the longest game in the majors this season, Brandon Moss and his 3-year-old son sat together at home and stayed awake to watch television replays.

Not of Moss' two-run homer in the 19th inning that gave the Oakland Athletics a 10-8 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in a game that took 6 hours 32 minutes and concluded at 1:41 a.m. PDT.

Nope, young Jayden Moss preferred to watch his father throwing a cream pie in his own face - and made Brandon replay it 18 times.

"He's into all the baseball stuff, but he didn't want to watch the home run," Moss said Tuesday. "He just wanted to watch the pie. That was his favorite."

Only a handful of the 11,688 fans remained when Moss hit his second home run of the night, ending the longest game by time in Oakland - and the longest in Angels history.

A day later, both teams were still feeling the effects.

A's manager Bob Melvin had to scrap his normal postgame routine just to get home in time to catch a few hours of sleep before returning to the ballpark.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia had to meet with his staff until the wee hours of the morning trying to formulate a plan after losing leadoff hitter Peter Bourjos to a hamstring injury.

"You know how many moves we had to run through at 3 o'clock in the morning just trying to get an idea of what the needs of the team are going to be right now and what we need moving forward?" Scioscia said.

Moss had to pelt himself with the pie because Josh Reddick, who usually gets the honor after a game-ending hit by the A's, was initially too tired.

Reddick did come back with a second pie, and Josh Donaldson emptied a water jug on Moss' head.

Angels catcher Chris Iannetta probably deserved something, too. He played the entire game and became the first AL player since 2006 to catch more than 18 innings in a game.

"There's no doubt Chris feels it today," Scioscia said.

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