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The show Vladimir Guerrero Jr. placed on throughout the Crowning Achievement Derby was simply a sign of things to come.
The Toronto Blue Jays third baseman crushed his first career grand slam in the 5th inning of Saturday’s game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park to tie the contest at 5. He had no difficulty switching on a 96 mph sinker in the lower half of the zone from Gregory Soto and sent it over the wall in left-center field.
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Blue Jays fans are thrilled about the future in spite of their group’s 37-62 record, as evidenced by the fact there were plenty of them in attendance in Detroit to enjoy the youngster’s grand slam.
It was Guerrero’s ninth crowning achievement of the season and initially since he lost a thrilling Home Run Derby to Pete Alonso. While Alonso won the competition’s head-to-head format, it was Guerrero who drilled 91 long balls throughout the 3 rounds compared to 57 from the New York City Mets very first baseman.
Guerrero now has a grand slam to include to his resume, and there are certainly plenty more to come as he continues his big league profession.