ATLANTA — Atlanta Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. has grow to be the youngest participant to hit a grand slam within the postseason.
The 20-year-old Acuna made historical past along with his second-inning homer off Walker Buehler within the NL Division Sequence on Sunday night time.
The earlier youngest hitter with a postseason grand slam was Yankees Corridor of Famer Mickey Mantle, who was 21 when he completed the feat in opposition to the Brooklyn Dodgers within the 1953 World Sequence.
Buehler issued a bases-loaded stroll to Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb to power in a run. Acuna took three balls and a questionable referred to as strike earlier than pulling a 98-mph fastball from Buehler into the seats in left-center.
The homer gave the Braves, who path 2-Zero within the collection, a 5-Zero lead. The 5 second-inning runs had been the primary of the collection for Atlanta.