Bundy became the first pitcher in modern MLB history to give up four home runs without recording an out, according to Elias Sports Bureau research.
In the first inning against the Royals in Baltimore, Bundy faced seven hitters without recording an out. He gave up four home runs, two walks and seven baserunners total, leading to seven runs and an exit after just 12 minutes.
Here’s how it unfolded:
Royals left fielder Jon Jay led off with an infield single.
Right fielder Jorge Soler homered to center.
Third baseman Mike Moustakas homered to right.
Catcher Salvador Perez homered to center.
First baseman Lucas Duda walked on four pitches.
Designated hitter Whit Merrifield walked.
And left fielder Alex Gordon homered to right, driving in Duda and Merrifield.
And just like that, Bundy’s night was done.
The right-hander has given up 17 earned runs over his past nine innings covering three starts. Even so, Tuesday was an aberration; he had given up only one home run over his first six starts of the season.
All told, the Royals had nine hits in the inning, scored 10 runs and tied a club record with four homers. Bundy (1-5) entered the game with a 3.76 ERA. He finished it with a 5.31 ERA.
The Royals scored five more to win Tuesday’s game 15-7.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.