Duvall connected for a grand slam off Houston Astros pitcher Framber Valdez. The home run put the Braves up 4-0 in a game that could clinch the franchise’s first World Series title since 1995.
Additionally, Duvall made some history with the big blast.
According to ESPN Stats & Info, Duvall became the first batter to hit a grand slam in the first inning of a World Series. The Braves were the first team to score four runs in the first inning during a potential series-clinching World Series matchup since the 1961 New York Yankees.
He was the second Braves player to hit a grand slam in a World Series. The first was Lonnie Smith in Game 5 of the 1992 World Series against the Toronto Blue Jays, according to MLB Stats. Duvall is the first to hit a grand slam in a potential series-clinching World Series game since Bill Skowron in 1956.
Duvall entered Game 5 hitting 3-for-16 in the series with a home run. He was batting .188 with a .610 OPS.
The Astros later tied the game at 4-4.