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Good day for Didi even before 1st-inning slam

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Saturday was a good day for Didi Gregorius even before his first-inning grand slam in Miami. 

He actually picked up a hit and two RBI before Saturday’s game began. MLB reversed a scoring decision from the Phillies-Nationals game on September 3. Initially, Brock Holt was charged with an error on a ball hit by Gregorius that scored two runs.

Here is video of the play. It was a well-struck ball up the middle that eluded Holt’s glove.

Gregorius has been solid in his first season as a Phillie. He's hitting .283 with 7 HR and 29 RBI. He has been consistent all season with runners in scoring position, and he’s struck out just 15 times in 169 plate appearances.

The only shortstop in MLB who has driven in more runs than Gregorius is Fernando Tatis Jr. with 37.

With Gregorius' grand slam, the Phillies have scored 39 first-inning runs, seven more than the next-closest NL team. They have scored first in 32 of their 43 games this season.