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April 19, 2009 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
HARRISBURG - Kevin Mahar's grand slam in the seventh inning last night sent the Reading Phillies to a 7-5 win over the Harrisburg Senators in the Eastern League. Trenton 5, Connecticut 2 NORWICH, Conn. - Starter Ivan Nova worked 6 1/3 innings, allowing five hits and two runs, to lead the Thunder to a victory over the Defenders in the Eastern League. Pawtucket 5, Lehigh Valley 2 PAWTUCKET, R.I. - Jeremy Slayden's homer in the ninth was the bright spot for the IronPigs in a loss to the PawSox in the International League.
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June 9, 2006 | THE INQUIRER
READING - Wilson Batista ripped two home runs, including a grand slam, to lead the Binghamton Mets to a 5-1 win over the Reading Phillies last night in the Eastern League. The leadoff hitter drove in all the Mets runs. Louisville 4, Scranton 3 LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Andy Abad hit two homers, including a two-run shot in the bottom of the ninth, to lead the Bats past the Red Barons in the International League. Lakewood 7, Delmarva 3 LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Clay Harris had a three-run homer and four RBIs as the BlueClaws beat the Shorebirds in the first game of a South Atlantic League doubleheader.
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August 23, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
Jeff King got the pitch he was expecting from Xavier Hernandez in the top of the ninth inning and responded with his second grand slam of the season. "He threw me three hard fastballs when I faced him before and he got them by me, so I thought he would try to get ahead of me with a fastball," King said after hitting Hernandez's first pitch into the leftfield stands to lead the Pittsburgh to an 8-6 victory over the Houston Astros last night. The victory is only the Pirates' third in their last 13 games and came after Houston hit five solo home runs to tie a club record.
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June 15, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Dwight Maness hit a grand slam in the seventh to finish off a six-run inning, leading the Camden Riversharks to an 8-5 Atlantic League win over the Nashua Pride yesterday at Campbell's Field. Troy Cameron and Tom Hage hit solo home runs for the Riversharks. Potomac 7, Wilmington 2 WOODBRIDGE, Va. - Brad Correll snapped a 1-1 tie with a two-run homer in the bottom of the fourth and the Cannons scored two more runs in the inning on the way to a win over the Blue Rocks in the Carolina League.
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April 1, 1991 | By Brian Miller, Special to The Inquirer
Conestoga's Jeremy Gibson had numbers in one game Thursday that would be good for an entire week. Gibson belted two grand-slam homers and two doubles, driving in 9 runs as the Pioneers powered past Haverford High, 18-7, in Central League action. Gibson came up in the third inning with the bases loaded and one out. Haverford pitcher Eric Gottsagen was protecting a 4-3 lead. "I got the count to 2-1 and was looking for just a straight fastball," said Gibson, a senior leftfielder.
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May 8, 2010
It was an atypical game, one in which the prevailing cry from both teams was "hold onto your hat. " The wind was blowing, players' hats were flying, and the ball was jumping as Overbrook High became a launching pad when Burlington County rivals Moorestown and Holy Cross met in the opening round of the 37th annual Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic. Holy Cross's potent offense has pulverized pitchers in a variety of ways this season, but Saturday, the Lancers used a new weapon: the grand slam.
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June 1, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Ryan Dempster crept through the Florida dugout, sneaked up behind Ryan McGuire and shoved a shaving cream pie into his face. That was Dempster's way of saying thanks. McGuire hit Florida's second pinch-hit grand slam this season, helping the Marlins beat the visiting New York Mets, 5-3, last night and giving Dempster his second straight victory. "With all the excitement in the dugout, you just knew we were going to bust out any minute," said Dempster (5-6), who allowed six hits and three runs, walked four and struck out eight in seven innings.
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January 17, 1993 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The aim of British amateur Julian Snow of London to achieve a Grand Slam in court tennis was shattered yesterday at the Racquet Club, where he was upset in the semifinal round of the U.S. Open Championship by Robert Fahey, an Australian pro, 4-6, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3, 6-0. Fahey, a loser to Snow in the final of the French Open Championship, looked nothing like the ultimate winner yesterday as Snow dominated most of the match. But Fahey responded with an almost errorless performance in the fourth and fifth sets and outhit Snow in dynamic exchanges.
NEWS
March 2, 1987 | By MARIA GALLAGHER and RON GOLDWYN, Daily News Staff Writer
Joseph F. Smith is going for the grand slam - election to federal, state, local and party office. Smith, 63, already served briefly in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was a state senator. He now is ward leader of the 31st in Kensington. And he used to be a Democratic city chairman who once won an election on the Republican line - in that special election to Congress in 1981. Now he's a candidate for the 1st District City Council seat held by Leland M. Beloff. As a Democrat?
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May 7, 1990 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
They celebrated the Phanatic's birthday at Veterans Stadium yesterday. That may help to explain why an elephant was pawing at a stool about 20 feet from where the Phillies were doing their stretching exercises in foul territory before the game. "It used to be that you got to the ballpark early to watch batting practice and listen to the organ," said Phillies manager Nick Leyva, smiling, before yesterday's game. "Now, you listen to hard rock and watch an elephant try to go around in circles.
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August 19, 2016 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
CHASE UTLEY'S homecoming ended much like it began: Most of the 29,187 at Citizens Bank Park rose and applauded when Utley led off the first inning for the Dodgers. He struck out Tuesday before hitting two homers, and his leadoff single Thursday sparked a three-run rally. And then Utley rose into the heavens (on the team plane to Cincinnati), his mythical powers manifested again. Really, this return was unlike any other; unlike anything imaginable. It was almost messianic, with a distinct Easter-ly feel about this visit, complete with a three-day element and Utley's infallibility.
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August 18, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
For 19 seconds, Chase Utley circled the bases as an opposing player in South Philadelphia, and an entire ballpark stood. Utley did not slow his emotionless jog after he touched home plate. As he returned to the Los Angeles Dodgers dugout, a nearby fan held a sign that read, "CHASE UTLEY, A PHILLIE FOREVER. " Utley disappeared into the dugout in the fifth inning of a 15-5 Phillies loss. The home fans kept yelling. His Dodgers teammates mobbed him. The cheers at Citizens Bank Park endured.
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August 14, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Ryan Howard dropped his bat, stood at home plate and watched. He watched his grand slam rocket over the right-center-field wall, watched it crash into Citizens Bank Park's visiting bullpen, and watched it trigger a 10-6 win over the Colorado Rockies. The watch was vintage Howard. And his recent run may be enough for Howard to find himself playing for a contender for the final stretch of the season. The grand slam - Howard's 14th of his career - is the first baseman's seventh homer in his last 27 games.
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August 2, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
Caroline Wozniacki spent two months rehabbing injuries this spring, which made everything harder. She couldn't compete in tournaments, had to do "the boring stuff" and was mentally drained. So when she lost in the first round at Wimbledon last month for just the second time since 2006, she wasn't upset with herself. The 26-year-old had drawn No. 13-ranked Svetlana Kuznetsova and understood she was still a little rusty. "I just came back from injury so I'm giving myself a little bit of time," Wozniacki said.
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July 12, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
THERE ARE so many variables in the debate concerning the "Greatest of All Time. " It's an imperfect endeavor based on subjective measurements. So while I will argue that Serena Williams has eclipsed Steffi Graf as the greatest female tennis player of all time, I can accept the fact that others might go with Graf. Graf won 22 Grand Slam titles (French, Australian Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open), the most by any player since the introduction of the Open Era in 1968. Margaret Court, whose career spanned both the amateur and Open eras, holds the all-time Grand Slam record with 24. In 1999, the legendary Billie Jean King said, "Steffi is definitely the greatest women's tennis player of all time.
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May 14, 2016 | By Amanda Johncola, STAFF WRITER
Senior Samantha Monfredo hit a grand slam for her 100th career hit in Buena's 10-0 win over Cape May Tech. Aysiah Cintron, a junior, also got her 100th hit two batters before Monfredo with a single to left field. In other Cape-Atlantic League action: Savanna Wilkinson was credited with the win when Cedar Creek defeated Bridgeton, 12-0. Wilkinson struck out seven in five innings. Colonial Conference. Autumn Passarello and Serena Pearson each hit doubles in Overbrook's 14-3 win over Collingswood.
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April 19, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
By traditional standards, Mike Borucki was 8 for 9 at the plate as Cherokee won three games and took home the title in the 10th annual Grand Slam Classic baseball tournament this weekend. That's pretty good. By Cherokee's new standards, Borucki was 12 for 12 in "quality" at bats. That's even better. "You can't do better than perfect," Cherokee coach Marc Petragnani said of Borucki's work at the plate in victories over Millville, Northern Burlington, and Kingsway. Petragnani said the Chiefs "don't even use batting average" as a barometer of success at the plate anymore.
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April 18, 2016 | By Vincent DeBlasio, Staff Writer
On a breezy Saturday afternoon, the Cherokee baseball team's fifth win of the season was pretty much that - a breeze. The Chiefs jumped out to an early lead and watched as their two pitchers dominated to beat Millville, 5-1, in a quarterfinal game in the Grand Slam Tournament at home. Senior ace Nick Snyder was strong through 51/3 innings, allowing just one unearned run and three hits, and sophomore Jack Walters closed out the game for the save. Cherokee (5-0) put three runs on the board in its first at-bat, taking advantage of a Millville miscue.
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April 9, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
CINCINNATI - Daniel Stumpf's 12th major-league pitch landed in the fourth row of the left field seats at Great American Ball Park. Fireworks erupted behind the outfield on Thursday afternoon as the Reds celebrated their fourth-inning grand slam. The pitcher's big-league debut was spoiled. And another loss, this time 10-6, was sealed. The grand slam, which was smacked by Eugenio Suarez, highlighted a 35-minute half inning. The Phillies needed three pitchers to piece together three outs.
NEWS
December 27, 2015
Sunday, Dec. 27. It was hot in Los Angeles. We were working the daywatch out of Bunco. The boss is Capt. Stewart. My partner's Bill Gannon. He's a good player. My name's Friday. We got a call about a scam at a club in Ventura. We checked it out. The suspect was still playing. One of his opponents spoke with us. "It was terrible, officer. " "Just the facts, ma'am. " "I'll tell you the facts: That man sitting East swindled my partner out of a grand slam. " Against seven spades, West led a diamond, and declarer threw a heart on dummy's ace and took two high trumps.
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