The Indians wern’t the only team last night winning or getting help for a win in awesome fashion last night. Friday night seemed to be the night for grand slams or homers for a lot of other teams as well.
In the first inning between the Cardinals and the Brewers David Freese hit a grand slam for his first homer of the season helping the Cards to a 7-6 win.
It was the 5th inning with 2 out in the Giants and Rockies game when Jordan Pacheco for the Rockies on the first pitch hit his first career grand slam and his first homer of the season helping the Rockies to a 10-9 win over the Giants.
Justin Upton now has a major league leading 14 homers with his grand slam in the 6th bringing the Braves to an 8-5 win over the Dodgers.
In the top of the 10th the Nationals got a homer from Chad Tracy, his first of the season, giving them the lead and a 6-5 win over the Padres.
The Royals had a 1-0 lead over the As untill a Josh Donaldson homer in the 7th tied it up followed in the 8th by an Adam Rosalos homer to put the As up and win it 2-1.
Finally, there are great ways to win games but there are also ways you don’t want to lose games which is what happened to the Astros last night against the Pirates. In the bottom of the 8th the Pirates tied it up 4-4 with a 2 run homer from Pedro Alvarez. Then in the bottom of the 9th still tied at 4 the pirates had the bases loaded with two out. Russell Martin then comes on and sends a pop up to right center, looks like the games going to go to extra innings right. Wrong. The Astros 2nd baseman is backing to make the catch as right fielder Jimmy Paredes looking up runs into him as the ball drops and the winning run scores from 3rd. Pirates 5 Astros 4.