Dodgers, Astros & Padres Combine For Rare Grand Slam Stat In MLB History

The Los Angeles Dodgers bounced back from a disappointing series loss by riding three home runs from Will Smith and a clutch Freddie Freeman hit to come away with an 8-5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.

Smith gave L.A. an early lead with his solo home run in the bottom of the first inning, and he slugged another in the third.

However, the Dodgers fell into a deficit when Tyler Glasnow ran into trouble in the fourth inning and surrendered a grand slam to Rhys Hoskins. Glasnow managed to keep the Brewers at bay after that point, getting through six innings with seven strikeouts.

Miguel Vargas started the Dodgers’ comeback with a two-run homer in the bottom of the fourth and Smith’s third home run of the game even up the score in the seventh inning.

Freeman then hit a two-run single and Teoscar Hernández followed with an RBI double in the eighth inning to give the Dodgers a decided lead. They closed the game with six unanswered runs against National League Central-leading Brewers.

According to MLB stats researcher Sarah Langs, the Dodgers were among three teams to get a win Friday despite allowing a grand slam, which now has occurred only twice in MLB history:

The Dodgers combined with the San Diego Padres and Houston Astros to achieve the rare feat.

The Padres defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks in a back-and-forth affair that saw Alek Thomas hit a grand slam in the ninth inning. That was part of a six-run inning for Arizona but they weren’t able to hang onto a lead as San Diego rallied for three runs and a walk-off win that was delivered by Manny Machado’s two-run home run.

Meanwhile, the Houston Astros beat the Minnesota Twins despite Carlos Correa also hitting a grand slam in the ninth inning. Correa’s blast was part of a seven-run inning for Minnesota and came with two outs, but they finished just short in a 13-12 loss at Target Field.

Dodgers host VTuber Gawr Gura

The Dodgers held hololive night at Dodger Stadium on Friday and welcomed virtual YouTubers (VTubers) Gawr Gura, Hoshimachi Suisei and Usada Pekora.

The trio announced “It’s Time for Dodger Baseball” before first pitch, and Gura sang “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh inning stretch.

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