On Friday night, the Diamondbacks and Rockies played a wild one at a mile above sea level. The D-Backs wound up winning 10-9 (box score), and of those 19 runs, 14 were scored in the seventh inning or later.

Yasmany Tomas had a pair of homers and a double, Paul Goldschmidt reached base five times, and the two teams combined for 15 extra-base hits. To sum it up, the Arizona bullpen hemorrhaged eight runs on the night, but the D-backs still wound up winning.

Some pretty moving pictures:

Also, FanGraphs' win probability chart, which tracks each team's chance of winning as the game progresses, should give you an idea of how coconuts things got in the late innings ...


Source: FanGraphs

Yep, late-inning goings-on on Planet Coors. Anyhow, all of this has been prelude to the bit of history that these two teams made with their at-marathon-length Friday night efforts. To the big reveal ...

Yep, the game spanned the usual nine innings but took four hours, 30 minutes to complete. Maybe that's not the kind of history you want to make, but history it is.

The previous NL mark for longest nine-inning game belonged to the Dodgers and Giants, who on Oct. 5, 2001, played a four-hour, 27-minute tilt. The AL record belongs, as you probably have already guessed, to the Yankees and Red Sox. On Aug. 18, 2006, they somehow managed to stretch nine innings of baseball out to four hours and 45 minutes.

So a hearty congratulations to everyone involved.