UPDATE: ALCS Game 4 finally underway

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UPDATE: It’s damp in Detroit, but Game 4 of the ALCS is officially underway.

5:54 PM:  We not have a start time of 6:30.  It has stopped raining, so this may actually be a go.

4:50 PM: Now it’s set for 5:45.  And by “set” I mean “that’s as good a guess as they got right now.”

4:21 PM: Game 4 of the ALCS was supposed to get underway at 4:15pm. As you have seen if you have access to a TV, the game is not happening. Rain, rain, rain.

Right now they’re estimating a first pitch at 5:15 PM.  There’s a chance of rain throughout the evening, however, so this one may take a while even if it does get underway then.

Think dry thoughts, people.  In the meantime:

There have been three walkoff grand slams in the past week

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Last night Jason Kipnis led the Indians to victory over the Chicago White Sox via a walkoff grand slam. Such a beast is a pretty special, but lately they’ve been surprisingly common. Indeed, Kipnis’ walkoff slam was the third one in the space of a week.

Francisco Mejia of the Padres hit a walkoff salami on Sunday afternoon to lead San Diego over the Texas Rangers. Sal Perez of the Royals did the deed on Friday against the Twins.

As Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com tweeted this morning, there were only two walkoff grand slams in the entire 2016 season. Having three in a week is pretty darn cool, eh?