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Video: Hunter Renfroe hits go-ahead grand slam in ninth inning

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Padres outfielder Hunter Renfroe drilled a go-ahead grand slam off of Brewers reliever Joakim Soria in the top of the ninth inning on Thursday afternoon, helping the Padres turn a 4-3 deficit into a 7-4 lead.

Closer Corey Knebel started the inning, but issued three consecutive walks to start the inning. After allowing an RBI single to Travis Jankowski, Soria relieved Knebel. He managed to get Eric Hosmer to fly out to right field, shallow enough to prevent the tying run from scoring. However, after falling behind 1-2, Renfroe demolished a 94 MPH fastball from Soria, sending into the seats in left field for a go-ahead grand slam.

That’s the fourth grand slam of Renfroe’s career and his second this year. The Padres went on to win 8-4. The Cubs are off so the Brewers lose a half-game and fall to two games out of first place in the NL Central.

Renfroe, 26, went 2-for-4 with a walk and a double along with the grand slam. On the season, he’s hitting .250/.315/.491 with 12 home runs, 39 RBI, and 31 runs scored in 254 plate appearances.

Video: White Sox turn triple play against Astros

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White Sox starter Iván Nova was able to escape a jam in the third inning of Wednesday night’s game against the Astros with the help of a triple play. Nova had allowed a leadoff double to Tony Kemp, then hit Robinson Chirinos with a pitch to put runners on first and second base with no outs. Facing Jake Marisnick in a 1-1 count, Nova threw a 94 MPH fastball that Marisnick sharply grounded to Yoán Moncada right at the third base bag. Moncada quickly fired the ball to Yolmer Sánchez at second base, then Sánchez whipped the ball to José Abreu at first base just ahead of a lunging Marisnick to complete the triple-killing.

According to Baseball Almanac, it’s the 718th known triple play dating back to 1876. The last time the White Sox turned a triple play was 2016. They turned three triple plays that season, amusingly. The Astros have been victimized by two of the last three triple plays, having also hit into one on April 19 last year against the Mariners.