Brandon Crawford becomes first SS with postseason grand slam

FOLLOW THE NL WILD-CARD GAME ON GAMETRACKER

The National League wild card game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants featured very little offense through three innings. In the top of the fourth, though, the Giants got to Edinson Volquez in a big way. After hits from Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence, Brandon Belt walked to load the bases. And then Brandon Crawford happened.

This marks the first time in MLB postseason history that a shortstop has connected for a grand slam, per multiple reports (Christopher Kamka).

It was also Crawford's first career postseason home run and he had previously hit two grand slams in a regular season game.

CBS Sports Writer

Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered every World Series since 2010. The former Indiana University baseball player now lives on the... Full Bio

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