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Yasmani Grandal is optimistic slump is behind him after walk-off homer
Yasmani Grandal is optimistic slump is behind him after walk-off homer

Yasmani Grandal’s walk-off home run in the 13th-inning Sunday did more than lift the Dodgers to a 1-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. It offered Grandal another reason to think his early-season slump could be over. “I’ve been trying to be more aggressively lately,” he said. In the last two days, Grandal has raised his season batting average from .179 to .230. On Saturday, he collected three hits in a win over the Diamondbacks. On Sunday, he drew a pinch-hit walk, then ended the game with his first career walk-off home run. The catcher said a minor shoulder problem compromised his swing in the first few weeks of the season, but that his mind...

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