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Watch: Francisco Lindor belts Indians’ first postseason grand slam since 1999

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Well after Corey Kluber got knocked around in his first postseason start, scattering a career-high six runs over 2 2/3 innings, Francisco Lindor returned the Indians to a one-run deficit with a sixth-inning grand slam. With the bases loaded and two outs, the shortstop settled on a 1-0 slider from Chad Green, belting it an impressive 408 feet past the foul pole in right field.

Not only was it the Indians’ first grand slam of this year’s playoff run, but it was the first postseason grand slam from any Indians’ player since 1999, when Jim Thome’s slam lifted the team to an 11-1 finish over the Red Sox in Game 2 of the ALDS. It also marked just the second grand slam of Lindor’s season following another bases-loaded homer back in April.

The Indians closed the gap two innings later, evening the playing field with another Jay Bruce solo blast off of David Robertson in the eighth. They’re currently tied 8-8 in the top of the ninth inning.

Mets trade Wilmer Font to the Blue Jays

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The Mets announced a few minutes ago that they have traded Wilmer Font to Toronto for cash considerations.

Font was acquired by the Mets from Tampa Bay for a player to be named later back in early May. That player to be named later was later named: Neraldo Catalina. Catalina is 19 and is playing rookie ball right now. The Mets have now turned him into cash. I suppose we’ll see if that was a good idea in a few years.

As for the Jays, they get a pitcher who posted a 5.79 ERA in 10 relief appearances for the Rays and then started three games and relieved 12 in New York to the tune of a 4.94 ERA. On the season he has a combined K/BB ratio of 42/18 in 45 innings.

He’s an arm. He cost cash. That’s about all I have to say about that.