Braves' Adam Duvall launches himself into World Series history books with grand slam

Duvall connected for a grand slam off ヒューストンアストロズ pitcher Framber Valdez. 本塁打はブレーブスを上げた 4-0 in a game that could clinch the franchise’s first World Series title since 1995.

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The Atlanta Braves' Adam Duvall celebrates his grand slam home run during the first inning in Game 5 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Braves Sunday, 10月. 31, 2021, アトランタで.

アトランタブレーブス’ Adam Duvall celebrates his grand slam home run during the first inning in Game 5 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Braves Sunday, 10月. 31, 2021, アトランタで. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

さらに, Duvall made some history with the big blast.

According to ESPN Stats & 情報, 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 ニューヨークヤンキース.

Atlanta Brave Adam Duvall celebrates his grand slam home run during the first inning in Game 5 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Braves Sunday, 10月. 31, 2021, アトランタで.

Atlanta Brave Adam Duvall celebrates his grand slam home run during the first inning in Game 5 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Braves Sunday, 10月. 31, 2021, アトランタで. (AP写真/ブリンアンダーソン)

He was the second Braves player to hit a grand slam in a World Series. The first was Lonnie Smith in Game 5 の 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.

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Duvall entered Game 5 hitting 3-for-16 in the series with a home run. He was batting .188 とともに .610 OPS.

Houston Astros starting pitcher Framber Valdez reacts after the Atlanta Braves' Adam Duvall hit a grand slam during the first inning of Game 5 of the World Series Sunday, 10月. 31, 2021, アトランタで.

Houston Astros starting pitcher Framber Valdez reacts after the Atlanta BravesAdam Duvall hit a grand slam during the first inning of Game 5 of the World Series Sunday, 10月. 31, 2021, アトランタで. (AP写真/デビッドJ. フィリップ)

The Astros later tied the game at 4-4.

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