The Chicago Cubs are attempting to keep their season alive and force a winner take all Game 7 in Cleveland on Wednesday.
To do that, they have to win Game 6. The Cubs jumped out with 3 runs in the first inning to take a 3-0 lead, but the big blow came from Addison Russell.
The 22-year-old shortstop hit a grand slam to put the Cubs ahead 7-0:
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) November 2, 2016
It was the first grand slam in the World Series since Paul Konerko’s for the White Sox in 2005. Russell also became the second youngest player to hit a grand slam in the World Series.
Russell is the second youngest player ever to hit a World Series grand slam. The youngest: Mickey Mantle, 21 years old, Oct. 4, 1953.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) November 2, 2016
Oh yeah, the Cubs got Russell in a trade from the Oakland Athletics for starters Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.