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Tyler Saladino first to hit grand slams on back-to-back days since Jorge Posada

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In the bottom of the eighth inning of Monday night’s game against the Reds, Brewers second baseman Tyler Saladino hit what appeared to be a back-breaking, go-ahead grand slam off of Raisel Iglesias. Eugenio Suárez hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the top of the ninth to put the Reds back in front for good.

Saladino has now hit grand slams in back-to-back games. According to ESPN Stats & Info, he’s the first to accomplish that feat since former Yankees catcher Jorge Posada on June 12 and 13, 2010 against the Astros.

Saladino’s grand slam on Sunday came in the fourth inning against Alex Young, tying the game at 4-4. The Brewers would go on to win 7-4.

After Monday’s performance, the 30-year-old is batting a meager .130/.190/.241 in 58 plate appearances this season. He has certainly made his productive swings count.