The Seattle Mariners found a dubious way to stand out Sunday afternoon in the Bronx. After taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, the Mariners allowed six runs in the bottom of the inning. The Yankees pounded out several hits, but they had some help as well in the form of five errors.
Yes, the Mariners committed five errors in one inning. The blow-by-blow (avert your eyes, Mariners fans as this is definitely NSFW):
|Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hicks popped out to shortstop|
Starlin Castro New York Yankees 2B
|Strike looking, Castro doubled to deep right|
Gary Sanchez New York Yankees C
|Ball, Sanchez singled to left center, Castro scored, Sanchez to second on left fielder Gamel fielding error|
Aaron Judge New York Yankees RF
|Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Judge walked|
Didi Gregorius New York Yankees SS
|Gregorius safe at first on shortstop Segura fielding error, Sanchez to third, Judge to second|
Chase Headley New York Yankees 3B
|Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Headley reached on fielder's choice to third, Sanchez scored, Judge to third, Gregorius to second on 3rd baseman Seager fielding error|
Todd Frazier New York Yankees 3B
|Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging|
Jacoby Ellsbury New York Yankees CF
|Ellsbury doubled to left center, Judge, Gregorius and Headley scored, Ellsbury to third on shortstop Segura fielding error|
Ronald Torreyes New York Yankees 2B
|Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Torreyes reached on an infield single to third, Ellsbury scored|
|Pickoff attempt, Strike (foul tip), Hicks flied out to center|
|End of the 1st (6 Runs, 4 Hits, 5 Errors)|
There were actually two errors by Jean Segura on the Ellsbury double, so he accounted for three errors on his own.
Errors weren't always closely tracked, so we can't be sure about the record for errors in an inning with certainty, but the last team to commit five errors in an inning was the 1977 Cubs, reports Elias Sports Bureau. As far as we can tell with the limited history, this appears to be the most errors in an inning in Mariners history.
Worse news for the Mariners, of course, is putting themselves into such a deep hole. They entered Sunday just a half-game out of the second AL wild-card slot.