Chris Burke's game-winning homer in the 18th was the only run scored after the ninth inning.
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LDS Game 4

Oct. 9, 2005 -- Astros 7, Braves 6 (18): A delightful aspect of baseball is that anybody can become a postseason hero. Just ask Astros fans. They'll always remember utility infielder Chris Burke's dramatic home run that ended the longest postseason game ever played.

The game lasted 18 innings and nearly six hours, saw the Astros rally from a 6-1 deficit and light-hitting catcher Brad Ausmus tie it with a two-out homer in the ninth. A 43-year-old legend named Roger Clemens made his first relief appearance in 21 years, pitching three scoreless innings. And then Burke, one of 23 players used by the Astros, hit the 543rd pitch of the game, off the Braves' Joey Devine, over the left-field wall for a walkoff homer.
-- David Schoenfield