Slam Sox Make Playoff History

October 19, 2021 Slam Sox Make Playoff History

By: Carlos Alvarez

Red Sox Rock Astros in Game 3 (12-3) With Record-Setting 3rd Grand Slam of ALCS (BOS Leads Series 2-1)

The Slam Sox are official! After two grand slams in Game 2, Kyle Schwarber smashed one for Boston in a Game 3 rout of the Astros (12-3) to make MLB Playoff history. The Red Sox are the first team ever to hit three grand slams in a single playoff series. They’re also still undefeated at home this postseason (4-0). The storylines didn’t stop there — Monday was also the 46th birthday for Boston manager Alex Cora.


Game 3 Rewind

Schwarber’s grand slam was part of a six-run 2nd inning that put Boston in complete control. They poured in three more runs in the 3rd to take a 9-0 lead before cruising to a 12-3 victory. They hit four home runs in the game, including Schwarber’s slam and blasts from J.D. Martinez, Christian Arroyo and Rafael Devers.


Boston Bats in the ALCS

The Red Sox have been red-hot in the ALCS with 32 hits and 25 runs. They’ve also hit nine home runs to take a 2-1 lead in the series with Games 4 and 5 in Fenway tonight and tomorrow.


Watch: Schwarber’s Slam Leads Red Sox in Game 3 Win (12-3)


Tonight’s Schedule

NLCS Gm 3: Braves at Dodgers (5:00 pm ET)

(ATL Leads Series 2-0)

ALCS Gm 4: Astros at Red Sox (8:00 pm ET)

(BOS Leads Series 2-1)


Additional Storylines

MLB: Red Sox Make History With Third Slam of ALCS

ESPN: Thrilling, Dramatic and a Little Weird: How Atlanta Has Taken the NLCS Lead


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