Pitchers very rarely hit home runs in Major League Baseball. It happens, but it is almost always a huge deal when it does. On Friday night, San Francisco Giants starter Madison Bumgarner belted a grand slam that turned out to be the game-winner.
Bumgarner, a career .145 hitter, finished the game with five RBI. He drove in four runs all of last year. The 24-year-old got the Giants on the board with a sacrifice fly in the third inning and blasted a 415-foot grand slam to left field in the fourth that put San Francisco on top for good.
Oh, and he also threw six innings of four-run ball that were good enough to pick up a victory. Overall, not a bad night.Google+