The Boston Red Sox wasted little time jumping ahead of the Houston Astros in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday. Rather, the Red Sox built a comfy lead on the strength of a historic a pair of grand slams: initially by J.D. Martinez in the first inning (making it 4-0), and then extending it to 8-0 on a grand slam by Rafael Devers in the second frame. The Red Sox won by a 9-5 margin (box score).
The Red Sox are the first team in MLB history to launch multiple grand slams in a single postseason game.
— Houston Astros (@astros) October 16, 2021
Two innings, two grand slams.
Red Sox 8, Astros 0.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 16, 2021