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Clayton Kershaw gives up first career grand slam in Dodgers' 4-3 loss to Phillies

Clayton Kershaw gives up first career grand slam in Dodgers' 4-3 loss to Phillies

Clayton Kershaw peeked over his right shoulder, noted the flight of the baseball and looked away. The milestone carried no weight for him. Kershaw never saw the baseball land, never saw the disappearance of the first grand slam he had ever allowed in the major leagues.

It happened in the 10th season, 290th game and 1,923rd inning of Kershaw’s career, in the sixth inning of a 4-3 loss to the Phillies. Philadelphia outfielder Aaron Altherr made history when he cranked a flat, belt-high slider into the upper deck in left field at Citizens Bank Park. Altherr said later he was unsure if the pitch was a fastball or a slider — he only knew it was mis-located, and he punished Kershaw for...

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