The Houston Astros made MLB history in Game 5 of the World Series against the Braves. It just wasn’t the kind that any team wants to make.
The MLB playoffs are over 100 years old. So it’s kind of hard to make history by doing something no player or team had ever done before.
The Astros managed to do it in a way that they definitely wouldn’t want to promote.
They are the first team in baseball history to give up multiple first-inning grand slams in the postseason.
The Astros have been burned by grand slams this postseason
The Braves took a quick 4-0 lead over the Astros in Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday when Adam Duvall blasted one out to the delight of Atlanta fans everywhere.
It was the first grand slam in the World Series since Alex Bregman hit one in 2019.
J.D. Martinez hit a first-inning grand slam for the Red Sox in Game 2 of the ALCS. Rafael Devers went on to hit another one in the second inning of that game.
The latest slam came at a particularly inconvenient time for the Astros. Facing a 3-1 deficit in the series, they’re playing for their lives in the World Series. A win would extend the series and bring it back to Houston. A loss would end with the Braves lifting the Commissioner’s Trophy on Sunday night.