The Baltimore Orioles are on life support this upcoming off-season after a wildly successful season a year ago. Currently, the O’s are fifth-to-last in the American League Wildcard race with Seattle, the White Sox, Boston and Detroit trailing. But at 68 wins and 72 losses, Friday night proved a valiant offensive effort.
Being the clutch organization it is, the fourth place AL East Orioles hit two grand slams in the 8th inning against the Kansas City Royals bullpen, who occupy ninth place in the majors with an earned run average of 3.73 in over 1,200 innings pitched.
— Stadium (@Stadium) September 12, 2015
The ball players responsible for the feat – a first since the Mets’ 11-run inning in 2006 where Carlos Beltran and Cliff Floyd jacked two grand slams against the Cubs in 2006 – were utility hitter Steve Clevenger (19 H, 2 HR, 13 RBI, .317 BA) and left fielder Nolan Reimold (27 H, 4 HR, 13 RBI, .239 BA).
Sandwiched in-between the grand slams was O’s shortstop Manny Machado, who hit a solo home run into left field off Franklin Morales. Two batters later, Chris Davis was hit-by-pitch – a pitch by Morales that eventually resulted in O’s skipper Buck Showalter’s ejection.
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