On This Day: October 12th

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On This Day: October 12th

October 12, 2013

Game 2, 2013 ALCS Game-tying grand slam in 8th inning.

I didn’t have a hit all series until that at bat. I was chasing bad pitches and trying to overdo things. But I had to stay clam; that’s when things would go well. And I went up there with bases loaded and two outs.  I had struck out a lot that series and I knew that was the worst thing I could do again during that at bat.  I was focused.  They brought in Joaquin (Benoit), their closer to get me out so it was going to be difficult but I was in the mindset of swinging at the first good pitch I saw, hopefully an off speed pitch.  Sure enough, he threw me a changeup first pitch, I swung and it landed just past Torii’s glove in our bullpen for a grand slam. We really needed that and it gave us so much momentum going forward in the series.

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