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Highlights: Rangers at Padres

The San Diego Padres are the primary workforce ever to hit a grand slam in 4 consecutive video games. Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer knocked out grand slam No. 4 towards Texas Rangers right-hander Kyle Gibson within the fifth inning of Thursday night time’s sport (GameTracker) at Globe Life Area:

The grand slam streak bought began in dramatic vogue when Padres celebrity shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a grand slam in Monday night time’s win vs. the Rangers (field rating). The blast triggered an argument over whether or not or not Tatis ought to have swung on a 3-0 rely when the Padres had been up seven runs.

Within the instant at-bat following Tatis’ dwelling run, the Rangers threw behind Padres third baseman Manny Machado. Through the sport, umpires mentioned however no warnings or ejections had been handed out on the time. Main League Baseball later introduced suspensions for the pitcher in addition to Rangers supervisor Chris Woodward.

Our CBS Sports activities MLB workers deemed the talk utterly pointless and gave our the reason why baseball’s ‘unwritten guidelines’ are irrelevant in 2020. After the grand slam, Tatis additionally garnered assist from each present and former MLB gamers, together with Reds pitcher Amir Garrett and Corridor of Famer Reggie Jackson. The 21-year-old Tatis leads the league in dwelling runs (12), RBI (29) and runs (26)

Grand slam No. 2 got here when Machado hit a tenth inning walk-off grand slam towards the Rangers Monday. The third straight sport with a grand slam got here on Tuesday when Padres outfielder Wil Myers cranked a first-inning grand slam. 

The Padres need to earn a spot within the expanded 16-team postseason this yr with a core of gamers hoping to convey the franchise its first World Sequence title. Getting into Thursday, San Diego sits at 4 and a half video games behind the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers within the NL West.


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