Video: Albert Pujols slugs 19th-inning walkoff home run

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Albert Pujols mercifully put an end to Saturday night’s Red Sox vs. Angels marathon with this replay-reviewed opposite-field walkoff home run off Boston right-hander Brandon Workman …

The game took a total of six hours and 31 minutes. You have to feel somewhat sorry for the umpires and tech guys who had to stay up in New York City to review that thing. It was 3:40 a.m. ET when Pujols went yard.

Adrian Gonzalez plans to play next season

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Bob Nightengale reports that Adrian Gonzalez plans to play in 2019 and the Diamondbacks are “one of the teams who may have interest.”

Well, now that they’ve traded way Paul Goldschmidt I suppose they have an opening, though there was a report yesterday that they intend to play Jake Lamb at first base in 2019.

The Mets released Gonzalez on June 10, after he completed a 54-game tenure with a batting line of .237/.299/.373 and only six homers. No one else showed interest in the five-time All-Star after the Mets cast him off and, as such, one might have felt comfortable saying that his playing days were over. He thinks differently, however, and apparently the Dbacks are at least willing to listen. He will turn 37 in May and will almost certainly have to settle for a minor league contract, but if the man wants to play, that will not be an obstacle.