Ahead the whole way, the Arizona Diamondbacks watched in almost disbelief when Mike Yastrzemski connected.
And just like that, the Diamondbacks had inched even closer to a most dubious mark.
The Diamondbacks blew a seven-run lead and lost their 21st straight road game, one short of the major league record, when Yastrzemski hit a grand slam with two outs in the eighth inning that lifted the San Francisco Giants to a 9-8 victory Tuesday night.
Arizona led 7-0 in the second inning, but couldn’t hold on and lost its 12th in a row overall.
“Anytime you lose it hurts, but for it to be in that kind of fashion, a grand slam in the bottom of the eighth, that one was tough,” Diamondbacks second baseman Josh Rojas said.
“It’d be a different story if we didn’t play a good game and came out of the blocks slow and they beat us down. It wasn’t just a home run. It was three inches from being foul. Down the line, hugged the pole, on a good pitch.”
Said Rojas: “That one stung. That one stung a lot.”