HOUSTON Two grand slams by the same team in the same game isnt something you see very often. Its also not very often that a team can say that an offensive outburst like that isnt even their biggest scoring day of the week.
The Royals, having scored 15 runs and collected 19 hits earlier in the road trip, smashed their way to a 12-2 win over the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday night. They hit three home runs and collected 13 hits against the Astros pitching staff.
Ryan OHearn and Whit Merrifield each hit the first grand slam of their respective major league careers to account for eight of the 12 runs the Royals scored. They became the first pair of Royals to hit grand slams in the same game since Abraham Nunez and John Buck did so against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland on Aug. 13, 2004.