Leave it to Shane Victorino to do it again.
Victorino helped send the Boston Red Sox to the World Series by smacking a grand slam in the bottom of the 7th inning in Game 6 of the ALCS on Saturday to give the Sox a 5-2 lead over the Detroit Tigers. Victorino took a hanging breaking ball from reliever Jose Veras deep over the Green Monster in left to put the Sox on top. They won the game by that score.
If that swing and setting looked familiar, that’s because Victorino also delivered a grand slam in the 2008 NLDS as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies. In Game 2 of their series with the Milwaukee Brewers, Victorino took CC Sabathia deep on a 1-2 breaking ball with two outs in the second:
Victorino joins Jim Thome as the only players to hit two grand slams in the postseason. He is 4-for-6 with 16 RBIs in the postseason with the bases loaded. Even Reggie Jackson has to respect that.
Octoberino’s celebration on Saturday was awesome: