The Boston Red Sox keep blasting grand slams in the American League Championship Series.
After hitting two grand slams in Game 2 of the ALCS, the Red Sox made it three grand slams in the series when Kyle Schwarber launched one in the second inning of Game 3 against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park.
Boston already had two runs in on the inning, and Schwarber turned that into a six-run inning with this grand slam on a 3-0 count:
Kyle Schwarber grand slam! 6-0 Red Sox. 💣⚾️ pic.twitter.com/qpsje5Maht
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) October 19, 2021
Postseason bombs are nothing new for Schwarber, who entered this game with eight career postseason homers — so this is No. 9 — and a .960 OPS in 111 plate appearances. That’s clutch slugging.
It’s also a record-setting homer for the Red Sox. The third grand slam ties the Atlanta Braves (1998) for the most grand slams ever hit by a team in the postseason, and it’s the most grand slams ever hit by a team in a postseason series.
From @ESPNStatsInfo: The Red Sox join the 1998 Braves as the only team with three grand slams in a single postseason.
They're the first to do it in a single series.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 19, 2021
Boston looks to go up 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.