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Tired tale: Moss, A's reflect on 19-inning win

Tuesday - 4/30/2013, 11:16pm  ET

Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols (5) celebrate his solo home run against the Oakland Athletics during the seventh inning of a baseball game on Monday, April 29, 2013 in Oakland. Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- A few hours after he ended the longest game in the majors this season, Brandon Moss and his 3-year-old son sat together at home and stayed awake to watch television replays.

Not of Moss' two-run homer in the 19th inning that gave the Oakland Athletics a 10-8 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in a game that took 6 hours, 32 minutes and concluded at 1:41 a.m. PDT.

Nope, young Jayden Moss preferred to watch his father throwing a cream pie in his own face -- and made Brandon replay it 18 times.

"He's into all the baseball stuff but he didn't want to watch the home run," Moss said Tuesday. "He just wanted to watch the pie. That was his favorite."

Only a handful of the 11,688 fans remained when Moss hit his second home run of the night, ending the longest game by time in Oakland -- and the longest in Angels history.

A day later, both teams were still feeling the effects.

A's manager Bob Melvin had to scrap his normal postgame routine just to get home in time to catch a few hours of sleep before returning to the ballpark.

Before watching television with his son, Moss first had to explain to his wife and sister why he was so late. The two women, along with Moss' two children, had arrived in the players' parking lot at 9:45 p.m. Monday, ostensibly to pick up Moss. They spent the next 4
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