Padres’ Tatis, Myers Equal Home Run Feat of Ruth, Gehrig

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Does a three-run homer followed a solo blast qualify as a grand slam? For Slam Diego, it doesn't matter.

Game 2 of San Diego's wild-card series against the Cardinals was a doozy, with the Padres tapping into plenty of late-inning power. In the midst of it all, Fernando Tatis Jr. and Wil Myers became just the second pair of teammates in MLB history with multiple home runs in the same game. The previous duo? Just a couple guys named Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in Game 3 of the 1932 World Series.

The action started in the sixth inning when, trailing, 6-2, Tatis crushed a three-run homer to left field to pull the Padres within one run. It was Tatis's first career postseason home run and third hit in two games against St. Louis.

Manny Machado came up next, and he crushed a 3-2 fastball into the left-center field seats to tie the game, 6-6. His solo blast had an exit velocity of 110.4 mph and traveled a projected 414 feet, according to Statcast.

In the seventh, San Diego took a 7-6 lead on a solo homer by Wil Myers, who lined a ball just inside the left field foul pole. Tatis followed that up with his second home run of the night, this time a two-run blast to right field:

Myers later hit a two-run homer to center field to increase San Diego's lead to 11-8. The Padres eventually won, 11-9.

The Padres hit five grand slams in a six-game span during the regular season, setting a record with four consecutive games with a grand slam in the process. They're still in search for their first postseason slam, but the heroics of Tatis, Machado and Myers will have to do for now.