MLB Notes: White Sox doubleheader was longest in history

Chipper Jones #10 of the Atlanta Braves speaks to fans during his number retirement ceremony before...

Chipper Jones #10 of the Atlanta Braves speaks to fans during his number retirement ceremony before the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Turner Field on June 28, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Daniel Shirey/Getty Images/AFP)

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The Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox played the longest doubleheader in history Friday at U.S. Cellular Field.

The games combined for a total of seven hours and 53 minutes and included 46 runs, 59 hits and 20 different pitchers. Added to this was 63 minutes between games, as well as a 25-minute rain delay.

"It was a long day, bro. . .definitely a long day," said Indians' Nick Swisher. "We got in at 3 in the morning after playing in Baltimore on Thursday night. We come out here and played two games."

The Indians won both games, 19-10 in the first and 9-8 in the second.

"This is a no-doubt type team," added Swisher. "We fight to the end. We're scrapping. It doesn't always look pretty, man, but we're going to do our best to try and get it done."

JONES' NUMBER RETIRED

The Atlanta Braves retired Chipper Jones' No. 10 Friday.

The on-field ceremony at Turner Field followed Jones' Braves Hall of Fame induction ceremony held earlier that day at the Marriott Marquis.

"The hair on the back of your neck stands up," Jones said. "You get chill bumps. I made it a point not to look my mom and dad in the face, because if I did, I probably would have lost it. I take great pride that I made it through that whole thing without shedding a tear. It was tough."

The eight-time all-star, known as one of the best switch-hitters of all-time, retired last year after 19 seasons in the majors. And fittingly, his jersey is the 10th number to be retired by the Braves.

PRICE FEELING RIGHT

David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays will be activated from the disabled list Tuesday and will make the start against the Houston Astros.

The pitcher has missed a month and a half due to a left triceps strain.

The Rays considered having Price make a third rehab start with single-A Charlotte, but the Cy Young Award winner has convinced the team he is well enough to return.

"He's ready to go," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "We felt that pretty strongly. He feels very good. There's no reason to have him throw those 90 pitches in Charlotte, so we'll just have him do it for us. He's adamant that he felt great. The medical staff feels good about it, so let's do it with us."

BRIEFLY

J.J. Putz has returned to the Arizona Diamondbacks after missing seven weeks following elbow surgery "¦ Cuban right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez has taken up residency in Mexico as waits to be unblocked by the U.S. Treasury Department "¦ Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford will begin his minor league rehab assignment Sunday with single-A Rancho Cucamonga. Crawford has been out with a strained left hamstring.


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