Athletics’ Matt Olson hits eerie walk-off grand slam in empty stadium vs. Angels

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Athletics’ Matt Olson hits eerie walk-off grand slam in empty stadium vs. Angels

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The first extra-inning game of the 2020 Major League Baseball season also featured its first walk-off.

Extra innings start with a runner on second base under the new rules this season and after a walk and hit batsmen loaded the bases, Athletics first baseman Matt Olson launched a walk-off grand slam off Angels reliever Hoby Milner to give Oakland a 7-3 win.

It was MLB’s first walk-off grand slam on opening day since Jim Presley did it for the Mariners in 1986.

In the top of the inning, Olson – a two-time Gold Glove winner – made a heads-up play to cut down a runner advancing to third on a ground ball hit to the right side.

Hello yes @mlb we can confirm the new extra inning rules are VERY good #RootedInOaklandpic.twitter.com/soVyXeS6Y3

— Oakland A’s (@Athletics) July 25, 2020

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