The Mariners become the first team to commit five errors in one inning since 1977

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): 

SEA at NYY: Bottom 1st (A. Albers pitching)
Aaron Hicks New York Yankees CF
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
Aaron Hicks New York Yankees CF
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. 

CBS Sports Writer

Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered every World Series since 2010. The former Indiana University baseball player now lives on the... Full Bio

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