Dominican Fernando Tatis Shoots Grand Slam Against The Mariners

Dominican shortstop Fernando Tatis hit two home runs on Sunday, including a 447-foot grand slam, and drove in six runs for the San Diego Padres, who beat the Seattle Mariners 9-2.

The Padres’ victory allows them to sweep a nine-game home run.

The 22-year-old star player caused a frenzy at Petco Par when he hit a pitch to Robert’s 1-0 count over the top of center field with one out in the seventh inning.

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Knowing he was gone, Tatis took a few steps and, holding his bat by the barrel, tossed it aside before beginning his trot.

For the Dominican it was his thirteenth homer this season and the second grand slam of his career. The first was struck on August 17 in Texas.

Tatis also hit a 441-foot home run in the second inning early in the second inning and hit a single that drove in the lead during a three-run cluster in the sixth.

Tatis won over the crowd when he homered in the second off Justin Dunn. It was the 200th hit of his career.

The Dominican has 11 hits, including four home runs, and 12 RBIs in four batting cleanup games since returning from the COVID-19 disabled list on Wednesday.

The victory was credited to starter Yu Darvish (5-1) in seven innings to win his second straight start, holding Seattle to one run and seven hits while striking out five and walking no.

For the Mariners the defeated was relief Anthony Misiewicz (2-3), who did not get an out but allowed four hits and three runs.

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