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

World Series - Chicago Cubs v Cleveland Indians - Game Six

CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 01: Addison Russell #27 of the Chicago Cubs hits a grand slam home run during the third inning against the Cleveland Indians in Game Six of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on November 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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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.

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