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Sports Uncovered: Crazy facts about Red Sox-Dodgers seven-hour World Series marathon

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Sports Uncovered: Crazy facts about Red Sox-Dodgers seven-hour World Series marathon

If you've ever tried sprinting a marathon, you know what it feels like to play in a postseason game that goes into overtime.

If you haven't sprinted a marathon, you should check out NBC Sports' latest episode of the "Sports Uncovered" podcast. NBC Sports Philadelphia takes fans behind the scenes of Game 4 of the 2000 Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins, which took five overtimes and seven hours for Philly to earn a 2-1 win.

But the Flyers and Penguins aren't the only professional sports teams that played a seven-hour postseason game.

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Just ask the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers, whose Game 3 of the 2018 World Series lasted seven hours and 20 minutes.

That epic 18-inning affair smashed the record for the longest postseason game in MLB history. And get this: Game 3 alone lasted longer than the entire 1939 World Series, a four-game New York Yankees sweep of the Cincinnati Reds that spanned seven hours and five minutes of total game play.

A few other incredible facts about Game 3, which Dodgers infielder Max Muncy mercifully ended at 3:30 a.m. ET:

-- The teams combined to use an MLB-record 18 pitchers.

-- Red Sox right-hander Nathan Eovaldi threw 97 pitches in relief, the most by a reliever in World Series history.

-- Red Sox outfielders Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley Jr. both switched positions six times.

-- Utility man Eduardo Nunez went 2-for-4 in four plate appearances despite not entering the game until the 10th inning.

The Red Sox rallied from that debilitating loss to win the World Series in six games, while the Flyers also took their 2000 series with Pittsburgh in six games.

But if you thought Red Sox-Dodgers Game 3 was wild, wait until you hear about Flyers-Penguins Game 4.

As you'll hear in the podcast, seven hours of playoff hockey led to a crazy scene that included Pittsburgh's Mellon Arena running out of food, players receiving IV treatments and shifts lasting less than 10 seconds.

Check out the full episode below and subscribe to "Sports Uncovered" for free wherever you listen to podcasts.

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Red Sox vs. Yankees highlights: Alex Verdugo homers, but Sox lose fifth straight

Red Sox vs. Yankees highlights: Alex Verdugo homers, but Sox lose fifth straight

FINAL SCORE: New York Yankees 10, Boston Red Sox 3

IN BRIEF: Alex Verdugo hit a solo home run, but the Red Sox couldn't get anything else going against Gerrit Cole on Friday night as Boston dropped Game 1 of its series in the Bronx. Sox opener Colten Brewer allowed four hits and three walks for two runs in 2.2 innings, and Ryan Brasier allowed three runs in relief including a bomb off the bat of Gary Sanchez.

Dylan Covey and Brandon Workman didn't fare any better as they allowed three and two runs respectively in the late innings.

Friday night's loss marked the Red Sox's fifth straight defeat.

BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 6-14

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HIGHLIGHTS

Torres gives Yanks early lead

Verdugo takes Cole deep

Sanchez launches one off Brasier

Frazier piles it on

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Mookie Betts' daughter has adorable reaction to his 3-home run game

Mookie Betts' daughter has adorable reaction to his 3-home run game

Mookie Betts gave the Boston Red Sox a reminder of what they've been missing with a historic performance for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night.

Betts crushed three home runs vs. the San Diego Padres for the sixth three-homer performance of his career, tying the MLB record.

The real star, though? That would be Betts' daughter, Kynlee. The 27-year-old shared an adorable video of Kynlee reacting to his home runs, and it's the most adorable thing you'll watch all day.

"My daughter Kynlee is watching me, I have no other choice but to wake up everyday and give it my all!" Betts captioned the Instagram video.

Watch below:


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It doesn't get any better than that.

Betts entered Friday night slashing .319/.380/.694 with seven homers through 19 games with L.A. Meanwhile, the hapless Red Sox are coming off an embarrassing 17-8 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays and a four-game series sweep.