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Yankees Launch Three Grand Slams to Avoid Sweep

Russell Martin's Grand Slam (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Sometimes it is better to be late than not show up at all.

The same can be said about the New York Yankees offense the past three days. After failing to get the big hit they needed to complete impressive comebacks Tuesday and Wednesday night, the Yankees finally succeeded in following through with their ‘never die’ attitude.

Can’t get that sacrifice fly to tie the game? No problem. They don’t want to play small ball? No problem. Instead, they will beat you with power…big surprise.

Following two straight nights of late home run heroics that only left Yankee fans saying “We’ll get them tomorrow”, Robinson Cano and Russell Martin made sure that Yankee fans would go home happy and be without the uncomfortable feeling of almost and they did it in Grand fashion. The Yankees set a major league record by hitting three grand slams in one game en route to their 22-9 annihilation of the Oakland A’s.

Trailing 7-2, Robinson Cano started the comeback in the bottom of the 5th with a grand slam to left only to watch his teammate, Russell Martin, do the same exact thing the very next inning. AL MVP candidate, Curtis Granderson, completed the hat trick with a grand salami of his own in the eighth.


In a game where ten runs would have been enough, the Yankees scored 22. In a game where they needed a couple of big hits, they got plenty. But…that’s baseball. And…that’s resiliency.

A sweep of the Oakland Athletics would have been crucial for the Yankees going into a weekend of uncertainty due to Hurricane Irene and her vendetta against the East coast. Especially with the Red Sox a game up and showing no signs of slowing down against the Texas Rangers. However, the Yankees ability to bounce back after two tough losses not only stops the bleeding and their long losing streak of two games, but it also puts them back on the right track to their ultimate goal: Winning.

As for Phil Hughes…that is a whole different chapter in a completely different book.

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