The Red Sox played the longest game in team history by time and came away with a series opening 6-5 win against the New York Yankees.It took 6 hours and 49 minutes to play 19 innings as the Sox squandered several chances to end the game much earlier.

Mookie Betts won the game in the top of the 19th when he delivered a sacrifice fly to center field that drove Xander Bogaerts in for the go-ahead run. Steven Wright closed out the game in the bottom of the inning to secure the third win of the season for Boston.

The Sox blew their first chance to win the game with two outs in the bottom of the 9th when Chase Headley homered off Edward Mojica to tie the game. Boston also took leads in the 16th and 18th innings but could not make them hold up.

The teams combined to use 17 pitchers who faced a total of 164 batters and threw 617 pitches.

Game two of the series is this afternoon at 1:00pm and you can hear it live on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket.