In Houston's 5-4 win over Philadelphia tonight, the Astros used nine pitchers and the Phillies used seven pitchers.
The nine pitchers in a nine-inning game tied the NL record that had been done three times before. The last NL team to do it was the Cardinals in a season-ending game last year on October 2, 2005 against the Reds. The Cardinals also did it against the Dodgers on September 8, 2001 against the Dodgers. That game was actually meaningful.
The 16 pitchers combined tied the major league record. Houston had a share of that record, set on September 28, 2002. That game was a 5-2 Giants win. However, none of the eight pitchers used by the Astros in 2002, pitched in tonight's game. Aaron Fultz pitched for the Giants in 2002 and for the Phillies tonight.
Colorado and Arizona broke the record for most pitchers used in an extra-inning game back on September 16 when the DBacks beat the Rockies 7-6 in 16 innings.
Pitcher #5 got the win for Houston tonight, Dave Borkowski.