Kansas City Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie allowed 11 runs in one inning against the New York Yankees on Monday, making him only the second starter ever to allow 11 earned runs in one inning or less.
Guthrie lasted only the first inning at Yankee Stadium, allowing the 11 runs on nine hits, four home runs and three walks. He threw 60 pitches, 35 for strikes, and faced 16 batters. Thirteen of those batters reached base and 11 scored.
The Yankees four home runs by Chase Headley, Brian McCann, Brett Gardner and Stephen Drew accounted for all of Guthrie's runs. Headley opened the deluge with a two-run home run in the game's second at-bat, followed by McCann's three-run shot three batters later.
Drew hit a three-run home run as the third batter of the second inning, prompting Royals manager Ned Yost to replace Guthrie with Brandon Finnegan.
Guthrie entered the game 4–2 this season with a 4.75 ERA. After allowing the 11 runs, his ERA jumped to 6.70.
Below are some additional numbers from Guthrie's outing.
- Mike Fiammetta