Granderson smacks 10th career grand slam

August 16th, 2018

KANSAS CITY -- Veteran outfielder has a knack for delivering when the bases are loaded.

Granderson launched his 10th career grand slam in the fourth inning on Wednesday to cap a five-run Blue Jays rally against Royals right-hander .

With one run in, Toronto had the bases loaded and nobody out in a 2-2 game. Lopez made a bid to escape without further damage when he retired on a strikeout and got to pop out to third. But Granderson's towering drive into the right-field bullpen gave the Jays a 6-2 lead. Granderson's blast proved to be the difference, as the Blue Jays held on for a 6-5 victory.

"It's awesome," Granderson said. "You never envision a grand slam is going to happen because everything has to line up for it. I wound up getting a pitch I could handle and got just enough of it to get it out of here."

Granderson is now tied with for fifth place in grand slams among active players. Only (14), , and (all with 11) have more.