After 19 innings and nearly seven hours of play, the Braves edged the Pirates on a controversial call at the plate. Umpire Jerry Meals called the Braves’ Julio Lugo safe when replays appeared to show that catcher Michael McKenry easily beat Lugo to the plate. Lugo said after the game that he didn’t feel a tag and that he wasn’t sticking around to argue.
The game, which ended at 1:50 a.m., was the longest in Turner Field history and matched the longest game of the season for both teams at 6 hours, 39 minutes. (AP Photo/John Amis) The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.