After a nine-inning 5 - 3 San Francisco win on a Sunday afternoon at Shea Stadium, the Giants and Mets play 23 innings in a game that lasts 7 hours and 23 minutes. The tally is 6 - 6 after 7 innings, but the next 15 innings are scoreless. Gaylord Perry pitches 10 shutout innings of relief (the 13th through the 22nd) for the Giants. Larry Bearnarth hurls 7 shutout innings for New York (the 8th through the 14th) and is relieved by Galen Cisco, who allows no runs for 8 innings before surrendering two to the Giants in the 23rd. San Francisco wins, 8 - 6.