Slam Diego! Cronenworth hits Padres’ 5th slam in 6 games


San Diego Padres’ Trent Grisham, right, celebrates with Jake Cronenworth, left, and Fernando Tatis Jr. after a three-run home run during the second inning of the team’s baseball game against the Houston Astros in San Diego, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Trent Grisham hit three home runs and rookie Jake Cronenworth launched a grand slam in a wild nine-run second inning, making the San Diego Padres the first team in major league history to hit five slams in six games as they cruised to a 13-2 rout of the Houston Astros.

Earlier in the week, the Padres became the first club to hit a grand slam in four straight games.

Grisham had his first three-homer game and drove in a career-high six runs. Zach Davies, who came over from Milwaukee with Grisham in an offseason deal, pitched eight brilliant innings to help the Padres win their sixth straight game. 

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