posted on Jul, 26 2004 @ 12:24 AM
Throws FOUR wild pitches in one inning.
SEATTLE (AP) -- With home runs by Dave Hansen and Bucky Jacobsen, and some help from record-tying wildness by Kevin Gregg, the Seattle Mariners beat
the Anaheim Angels 6-2 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
"To do this against a team we've struggled against so much this year is very good," Mariners manager Bob Melvin said.
Playing its last game before a four-city, 14-game trip, Seattle got an impressive start from Joel Pineiro (6-11), who allowed one run and five hits in
The most notable performance was by Gregg, who threw four wild pitches in the eighth inning,
tying the post-1900 major league regular-season
record, set by Walter Johnson in 1914 and matched by Phil Niekro in 1979.
Bert Cunningham threw five wild pitches in one inning in 1890, and Rick Ankiel threw five in an NL playoff game in 2000.
"It just happens. It's part of the game," Gregg said. "That's probably the worst I've ever had it with the split."