Markakis' 393 OF games without E sets mark

Veteran's last miscue came on Aug. 10, 2012 with Orioles

Markakis' 393 OF games without E sets mark

ATLANTA -- Braves outfielder Nick Markakis broke Major League Baseball's all-time record for consecutive errorless games by an outfielder Thursday night. In Atlanta's 5-2 loss to the Red Sox, the right fielder completed his 393rd game without being charged with an error, breaking Darren Lewis' record, set from 1990 to 1994.

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Markakis' last error came on Aug. 10, 2012, when he was with the Orioles. A seemingly inconsequential error at the time -- Baltimore beat Kansas City 7-1 that day -- Markakis has now seen 1,042 days (and counting) without causing a miscue.

Markakis was an American League Gold Glove winner in 2011 and '14, and from '12 until now, he is tied for first with Michael Brantley for the best fielding percentage among qualified outfielders.

Now in his 10th year in the bigs, Markakis sets this record a bit differently than Lewis, who went the first 392 games of his Major League career with the Athletics and Giants before being charged with an error on July 9, 1994, during a 3-2 Giants win over the Phillies.

Lewis won the National League Gold Glove award in 1994 and finished his career with a .994 fielding percentage. Markakis' career fielding percentage so far? Yep, .994.

Carlos Collazo is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.