It took almost six hours. Pitchers combined to throw over 500 pitches. And in the end, the Yankees beat the Red Sox 4-1 in 16 innings Saturday. The four game series is even at 1-1 with a doubleheader today at Fenway.

Chris Sale was brillliant for the Sox, working 7.2 shutout innings.

Craig Kimbrel came on to get the last out in the 8th inning but gave up a 9th inning solo homer to Matt Holliday and the marathon was underway.

There was controversy in the 11th when Holliday went back to first base and appeared to interfere with the Red Sox turning a doubleplay. Sox manager John Farrell then played the game under protest.

The Yanks eventually scored three times in the 16th inning. Doug Fister, the 8th Sox pitcher, took the loss.

NOTE: Tonight's second game is live on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket with coverage starting at 7pm.