The Arizona Diamondbacks lost to the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium tonight, 3-2. The D-Backs grounded into five double plays in the game, including one by Miguel Montero to end the game.
The five DPs went:
6-3 (Ryan to Pujols)
5-4-3 (Rolen to Miles to Pujols)
3-6-3 (Pujols to Ryan to Pujols)
1-6-3 (Wainwright to Ryan to Pujols)
4-6-3 (Miles to Ryan to Pujols)
This is the first time a team had grounded into five DPs (in a 9-inning game) that all were scored differently since April 21, 1989 when the Red Sox did so at Kansas City. Those five were:
6-3 (Stillwell to Buckner)
6-4-3 (Stillwell to White to Buckner)
5-4-3 (Pecota to White to Buckner)
5-3 (Pecota to Buckner)
4-3 (White to Buckner)
Other teams have had five different combinations of players turn ground ball double plays in a game, but that happened because of substitutions.
The most GIDPs in one game by one team in a 9-inning game is 7 by the San Francisco Giants at Houston on May 4, 1969. The Astros had six different permutations of DPs in that game with only 6-4-3 appearing twice. The Astros even had a 3-4 DP.