Polanco's record errorless streak ends at 147 games

Updated: August 25, 2007, 12:04 AM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Placido Polanco of the Detroit Tigers committed an error in the first inning Friday night against the New York Yankees, ending an errorless streak for a second baseman.

Polanco played 147 games without an error, dating to July 1, 2006, until he fielded a chopper from Melky Cabrera and made a low-and-wide throw to first. The play also ended his other record for a second baseman, going 725 straight chances without an error.

The game started following a rain delay of 4 hours, 1 minute.

Luis Castillo held the previous mark for second basemen with 143 errorless games from May 30, 2006, to June 5, 2007, while playing for the Minnesota Twins. The major-league record for consecutive errorless games by any infielder is 193, set by Steve Garvey from 1983-85.


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