CC Sabathia served up five solo homers tonight in what turned out to be a 5-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.
Plenty of pitchers have given up five homers in a start. A few of those starts featured five solo homers as part of a larger run tally. But Sabathia became just the seventh starting pitcher since 1919 to give up at least five solo homers in a game in which those homers were the only scores against the team. Here are the previous six:
|Justin Lehr||2009-09-16||CIN||HOU||W 6-5||5|
|Ismael Valdez||2000-06-11||CHC||CHW||W 6-5||5|
|Mark Thompson||1998-04-19 (1)||COL||ATL||L 3-5||5|
|Don Sutton||1973-05-07||LAD||PIT||L 4-5||5|
|Denny McLain||1971-06-16||WSA||OAK||L 1-5||5|
|Preacher Roe||1953-09-01||BRO||STL||W 12-5||5|