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2012 MLB Trending Topics – 05/14/12

Cincinnati Reds’ first baseman Joey Votto became the first person in baseball history to hit a walk-off grand slam for his third homer of the day which capped a 9-6 victory over the Nationals knocking Washington out of first place and saving the reds from a sweep.

It was by far the best day of the season for the 2010 NL MVP, since he signed his huge 10 year, 225 million dollar deal.

Votto joins Curtis Granderson, Ryan Braun, and Josh Hamilton in the 3 homer club this season. (Hamilton has hit 4)

Speaking of Hamilton… and home runs… the Rangers’ slugger hit 3 more in the weekend series as Texas took two of three from the struggling Angels. No homers for Hamilton on Sunday but the Rangers handed Jared Weaver is first loss of the season in a 13-6 thumping. Weaver lasted three and a third… giving up eight runs in his shortest out since 2009.

Andy Petitte returned to the mound for the New York Yankees in his first big league start since October 2010. Pettitte didn’t allow a hit through three, but ultimately the M’s would spoil his return as they snapped their eight-game losing streak on the road in a 6-2 victory.

Pettitte gave up a pair of two-run homers in 6 1/3, and noted after the game fatigue was setting in in the 7th, but overall, the soon to be 40-year-old said he felt good.

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