White joins Mussina, Wakefield in record books

White joins Mussina, Wakefield in record books

White joins Mussina, Wakefield in record books
DENVER -- Alex White was the winning pitcher Saturday despite allowing five home runs in five innings. He gave up seven runs, six earned, in five innings in the Rockies 12-7 victory.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, White is only the third pitcher in Major League history to get a win in a game in which he has allowed at least five homers in no more than five innings pitched.

Mike Mussina did it for the Orioles against the Angels on July 1, 1994 -- five homers in five innings -- and knuckleball specialist Tim Wakefield did it for the Red Sox at Detroit on Aug. 8, 2005, when he allowed six homers in five innings.