San Diego Padres make history with 4 grand slams in 4 straight games

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Posted at 7:29 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 22:29:20-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Once was nice. Twice was great. Thrice was amazing. Four times though? That's history.

Thursday night, Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer sent one deep to right field in the fifth inning for a grand slam, the team's fourth grand slam in as many games against the Texas Rangers.

According to the MLB, Hosmer's homer made San Diego the first team in major-league history to hit a grand slam in four consecutive games.

The first came on Aug. 17 when shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. sent one yard for his first career grand slam in the top of the eighth inning. Tatis' home run came as the Padres were already leading 10-3 and while facing a 3-0 count, irking the Ranger's manager Chris Woodward. The Padres walked away with a 14-4 win to start the series with Texas.

The next day, Wil Myers hit a first-inning grand slam as San Diego routed the Rangers 6-4.

Then Wednesday night, third baseman Manny Machado joined the fun and delivered a walk-off grand slam, lifting the Padres over the Rangers 6-3 in the 10th inning.