Seiya Suzuki drops fly ball, hits grand slam in same inning (Video)

Seiya Suzuki hits grand slam, Reds vs. Cubs, 6/1/2024

Chicago Cubs RF Seiya Suzuki had an eventful second inning during Saturday's game against Cincinnati.

In the top of the second, with the bases loaded, two outs, and the game still scoreless, Suzuki dropped what appeared to be a routine fly ball that would have ended the inning. The Reds scored three runs and Reds batter Luke Maile reached second base on Suzuki's error. In Suzuki's defense, it was raining at the time which likely made it more difficult to keep his eyes on the ball.

The Reds followed this up with a single to allow Maile to score and give them a 4-0 lead. However, in the bottom of the second, Suzuki redeemed himself in the best way possible with a grand slam to even the score.

Absolutely incredible. We would love to know the odds of an MLB player dropping a fly ball and hitting a grand slam in the same inning. It has probably happened before, but maybe only a handful of times. The odds have to be miniscule, and could be similar to the chances of a fan catching foul balls on consecutive pitches.

Suzuki also hit a triple in the bottom of the first inning (although he was unable to score). He finished 2-for-4 with those 4 RBI on the grand slam as the Cubs beat the Reds 7-5 to break a 3-game losing streak.


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