Video: Watch Madison Bumgarner hit his second grand slam of the season
Giants starter Madison Bumgarner hit his second grand slam of the season -- and his third home run overall -- in the sixth inning of Sunday’s first-half finale against the Diamondbacks. The bases were loaded when D-Backs reliever Matt Stites allowed a lead-off single to Joaquin Arias, Ehire Adrianza reached on shortstop Nick Ahmed’s fielding error, and Stites walked Brandon Crawford.
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Madison Bumgarner is the first pitcher to have 2 grand slams in the same season since Tony Cloninger in 1966. #SFGiants
— #SFGStats (@SFG_Stats) July 13, 2014
The slam was the Giants’ second of the game. Catcher Buster Posey hit a grand slam in the previous inning off of Vidal Nuno.
Bumgarner was replaced on the National League All-Star roster earlier by teammate Tim Hudson. The lefty entered Sunday’s start with a 3.36 ERA with a 123/32 K/BB ratio in 120 2/3 innings spanning 19 starts.