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McGriff Becomes 13th Player to Hit Grand Slams in Back-to-Back Games

Fred McGriff is on a home run spree.

The San Diego Padre first baseman has hit four home runs in the last three games--including grand slams in successive games.

McGriff became the 13th player in major league history to hit home runs with the bases loaded in back-to-back games in the first inning of the Padres’ 4-1 victory over the Houston Astros Wednesday night at San Diego.

McGriff had a 3-and-2 count against Jim Deshaies when he hit his 24th home run of the season.

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The last player to hit grand slams in successive games was Rob Deer, then of the Milwaukee Brewers, who did it Aug. 19-20, 1987. Only Babe Ruth ever accomplished the back-to-back feat twice.


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