WATCH: Boston Red Sox Make MLB History With Huge Grand Slam Against Houston Astros

Published 10/19/2021, 9:45 AM EDT
Oct 18, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Red Sox first baseman Kyle Schwarber (18) flips the bat as he runs the bases after hitting a grand slam against the Houston Astros during the second inning of game three of the 2021 ALCS at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports


The Boston Red Sox continued their fine run of form in the ongoing MLB postseason with a dominant win over the Houston Astros in the ALCS yesterday. After scoring two Grand Slams in Game 2, the Red Sox added another one in Game 3 to begin their march towards an emphatic 12-3 win.

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In Game 2, which took place in the Minute Maid Park, J. D. Martinez and Rafael Devers smashed a Grand Slam each. This made the Red Sox the first team to score two Grand Slams in a single postseason game. While they made history on Saturday, Kyle Schwarber made more of it yesterday.

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Kyle Schwarber smashes third Grand Slam for the Boston Red Sox in the ALCS

The Red Sox narrowly missed out on opening the ALCS with a victory against the Astros last Friday. However, they left the sorrows of that night behind with stellar hitting in Game 2, and they took it up a notch in Game 3.

In the bottom of the second inning, the Red Sox loaded all bases. Following this, Christian Vázquez and Christian Arroyo drove in a run each, giving the Red Sox a 2-0 lead. However, Schwarber delivered the biggest hit of the entire inning just moments later.

Oct 18, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Red Sox first baseman Kyle Schwarber (18) watches the ball after hitting a grand slam against the Houston Astros during the second inning of game three of the 2021 ALCS at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The 28-year-old smashed a 93mph pitch from José Urquidy straight into the stands on the right side of the field. This gave the Red Sox a massive 6-0 lead over the AL West champions, drawing loud cheers from fans at Fenway Park.

In addition, Schwarber scored the Red Sox’s third Grand Slam of the series, making them the first team to score three Grand Slams in a single postseason series.

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Can they continue their winning form in Game 4?

Fans of the Red Sox would hope to see their team seal the series in the next two games in Fenway Park. After their performances in the last two games, many would be optimistic of their chances to do so.

Oct 18, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Red Sox first baseman Kyle Schwarber (18) celebrates with right fielder Hunter Renfroe (10) after scoring a grand slam against the Houston Astros during the second inning of game three of the 2021 ALCS at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

However, the Astros cannot be counted out just yet. With a talented roster, the AL West champions remain a threat as they are hard to beat on their best day. Should they improve their pitching, the Red Sox could be in for a long night in Game 4, which takes place later today.

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 & US Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He began following F1 since 2010, which made him an instant Sebastian Vettel fan. His favorite tracks on the calendar include Spa-Francorchamps, Monaco and Monza.

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