Luis Urías completed a grand feat no Pink Sox participant has since 1940

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Urías hit grand slams in back-to-back video games.

Luis Urías rounds the bases following one other grand slam. Mary Altaffer/AP Picture

Earlier than Thursday, Luis Urías had by no means hit a grand slam within the majors.

As of Saturday, he’s hit two.

Urías launched one towards the Nationals, then – in his very subsequent at-bat, following an off day Friday – he did the identical towards the Yankees. He turned the primary Main League participant to hit grand slams in consecutive plate appearances since 2009.

His blast to left Saturday – which got here off Cy Younger contender Gerrit Cole (10-3, 2.76 ERA) – gave the Pink Sox a 4-0 edge within the second inning. It’s the second-straight day Boston has jumped forward of New York early to construct a commanding lead.

His feat wasn’t fairly as dramatic as Nomar Garciaparra’s two-grand-slam sport in 1999, nevertheless it was extraordinarily uncommon in its personal method.

Per ESPN Stats & Information, Urías turned the primary Pink Sox participant since Jimmie Foxx in 1940 to hit a grand slam in back-to-back video games performed. He’s additionally the primary Pink Sox No. 9 hitter to hit a grand slam off the Yankees since Luis Rivera in 1990.

Urías, whom the Pink Sox acquired previous to the commerce deadline, has upped his common to .250 and offered some pop on the backside of the lineup. The 5-foot-10 infielder leads the Pink Sox with 9 RBIs in August. These are his solely two homers of the 12 months.

The Pink Sox now lead MLB with three grand slams from No. 8 or 9 hitters. Pablo Reyes smashed a walk-off grand slam in early August.