MLB – Baseball: Two grand slams and 15 RBIs for two Dodgers players


AJ Pollock produced eight, Matt Beaty produced seven and the Los Angeles Dodgers corrected the Milwaukee Brewers 16-4 on Sunday afternoon.

Pollock hit two home runs, including a grand slam, and he added a double. Beaty also hit a grand slam and finished the game with four hits and three runs scored.

The two grand slams came at the expense of Alec Bettinger, who allowed 11 points on his Major debut.

It was the first time in Dodgers history that two players produced at least seven points in a single game. This was last seen on August 22, 2007, when Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Ramon Vazquez produced seven points in a 30-3 Texas Rangers win over the Baltimore Orioles.

We have to go back to May 21, 2000 to note the last time two Dodgers players hit a grand slam in the same game. At the time, Adrian Beltre and Shawn Green had achieved the feat.

Pollock’s eight RBIs tied the highest total by a player in a single game at American Family Field, which opened in April 2001 as Miller Park. Pollock shares this record with Josh Willingham (2009) and Yasmani Grandal (2015).

Chris Taylor has touched the plate on five occasions and has had three hits in as many appearances at bat for the Dodgers.

Jacob Nottingham slammed two long balls for the Brewers, who re-acquired his services earlier in the day. The Seattle Mariners claimed Nottingham on waivers last week.

Julio Urias (4-0), who allowed one run and four hits in seven innings on the mound, struck out 10 batters.

The Brewers were looking to wipe out their four-game streak against the Dodgers for the second time in their history. The Milwaukee team swept the Dodgers in May 2012.

Bettinger (0-1) conceded 11 runs, 11 hits and two walks in four innings of work. He hit a batter, but he was able to console himself by telling himself that he retired Mookie Betts in his three appearances at home plate.



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