A's late-inning hero gets creamed, again and again | Baseball Notebook
After Brandon Moss put a cream pie in his own face after Monday's 19-inning A's-Angels game, his 3-year-old son made him replay the video 18 times.
OAKLAND, Calif. — 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 Oakland 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. Tuesday.
Nope, young Jayden Moss wanted 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. "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.
Moss had to pelt himself with the pie because Josh Reddick, who usually gets the honor after a game-ending hit by the A's, was initially too tired.
Reddick did come back later with a second pie.
• Kevin Youkilis joined Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson on the Yankees' lengthy disabled list because of a lumbar spine sprain.
• Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton expects to be sidelined about a month with a strained hamstring.
• Nationals RHP Stephen Strasburg may have irritated a nerve in his right arm using an electrical stimulation machine. The team does not know if he'll make his scheduled start on Saturday.
• Delmon Young homered in his first at-bat for Philadelphia after coming off the DL.
• John Buck of the Mets tied a major-league record with nine homers by a catcher at the end of April. Cincinnati's Johnny Bench set the record in 1971, and the Marlins' Charles Johnson tied it in 2001.