Video: Paulo Orlando hits a walk-off grand slam to beat the Rays


Royals outfielder Paulo Orlando made sure his team didn’t get worn out prior to the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Rays. With the game knotted up at 5-5 in the bottom of the ninth in game one, Orlando slugged a walk-off grand slam to left field off of Brad Boxberger to send the Royals to a win.

Orlando is hitting .248/.279/.410 on the year with two home runs and 11 RBI in 117 plate appearances.

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Things haven’t been going well for the Rays. They lost seven games in a row prior to Sunday’s win, and have lost three of their last four games in walk-off fashion. As a result, they’ve gone from first to third place in the American League East with a 43-42 record, tied with the Blue Jays, behind the Yankees and Orioles.

Meanwhile, the Royals’ last three wins have been of the walk-off variety. They walked off on Friday against the Twins on a Jarrod Dyson RBI fielder’s choice, and on Sunday against the Twins again when Eric Hosmer hit an RBI double.