Curtis Granderson held up each fingers, appearing 10 arms, one for each and every grand slam.
Granderson ran his occupation grand slam general into the double digits, Marco Estrada pitched successfully into the 7th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 6-5 on Wednesday evening.
Jorge Lopez (Zero-2), who was once making his Royals debut after being got July 27 from Milwaukee as a part of the Mike Moustakas business, threw a 2-Zero fastball that Granderson drove over the Royals’ right-field bullpen gate with two outs in the fourth inning.
Granderson’s 10th occupation grand slam was once his 2d this 12 months, each in opposition to the Royals. The first was once April 18 in Toronto. He has 19 house runs and 50 RBIs in 106 video games in opposition to Kansas City.
“You never envision that they’re going to happen because everything has to line itself up for it,” Granderson mentioned. “Actually, finding out today that it was 10 of them. Sure enough, it was the 10th one, but any time you can do that and score that many runs with one swing is cool.”
Royals pitchers have yielded a big league-leading 10 grand slams.
A record surfaced Tuesday that Granderson had cleared waivers, making it imaginable for the Blue Jays to business the veteran, who nonetheless has pop in his bat at age 37.
“It’s interesting,” Granderson mentioned. “What that means? Not too much, except that there are possibilities, at the same time all outside my control.”
Kevin Pillar singled house Teoscar Hernandez with the primary run of the fourth and contributed an RBI unmarried in the second one for the Blue Jays, who’ve gained 3 of 4.
Lopez was once got rid of after four 2/three innings, permitting six runs on 8 hits, two walks and a success batter.
“I’m a little disappointed with the outing, but it was just one pitch took away the outing,” Lopez mentioned. “When you miss like that with the good hitters, it’s always trouble.”