Addison Russell hits grand slam, ties record for RBI in a World Series game

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Addison Russell put Game 6 of the World Series very nearly out of reach in the top of the third inning when he crushed a grand slam to center field off of Indians reliever Dan Otero.

That was on the heels of a two-run double he hit in the first inning, helping put the Cubs up 7-0.

Needing only three innings to do so, Russell has tied a single-game World Series record with six RBI. Three others knocked in six runs:

  • October 8, 1960, World Series Game 3: Bobby Richardson (Yankees) vs. Pirates
  • November 4, 2009, World Series Game 6: Hideki Matsui (Yankees) vs. Phillies
  • October 22, 2011, World Series Game 3: Albert Pujols (Cardinals) vs. Rangers

The last player to hit a grand slam in the World Series was Paul Konerko in Game 2 of the 2005 World Series against the Astros.