Marathon men: Marlins-Mets play 20 innings, Rangers-Blue Jays go 18

A bunch of big leaguers became marathon men on Saturday.

The Miami Marlins needed 20 innings to outlast the New York Mets 2-1, overlapping for much of the afternoon and early evening with the Toronto Blue Jays' 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers in 18 innings.

It was the first time two games in the majors on the same day lasted that long since Aug. 15, 2006, when the matchups of Cubs-Astros and Diamondbacks-Rockies each went 18 innings, STATS said.

The Marlins and Mets played 6 hours, 25 minutes in New York. The Rangers and Blue Jays took 5 hours, 28 minutes in Toronto.