The Mariners become the first team to commit five errors in one inning since 1977
The Mariners found a way to stand out in dubious fashion on Sunday afternoon in the Bronx. After taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, the Mariners proceeded to allow six runs in the bottom of the first. The Yankees did pound 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)
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 1/2 game out of the second AL wild card.