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Jerome Williams gives up five runs, earns save

Jul 30, 2012, 11:21 PM EDT

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Two extremely unusual events from the same game tonight; the Angels’ Kendrys Morales became just the third player ever to homer from both sides of the plate in the same inning and teammate Jerome Williams became the first pitcher in 26 years to give up five runs and get a save.

Since the save became an official stat in 1969, just six pitchers had given up five runs and earned a save. The last was Seattle’s Mark Huisman on July 12, 1986. Just like Williams, he pitched four innings and gave up five runs in a rout. Despite Williams’ shaky performance, the Angels beat the Rangers 15-8 tonight.

The record for the most runs allowed in a save is eight. Minnesota’s Dave Goltz did that in the second game of a doubleheader in 1973.

  1. APBA Guy - Jul 31, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    A third unusual event was the Maicer Izturis home run, his second this year in 198 AB’s. He has 33 lifetime in 2517 AB’s.

    • Bryz - Jul 31, 2012 at 12:57 AM

      Meh. Alert me when Jamey Carroll hits one.

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