Bryce Harper hits walk-off grand slam

Bryce Harper hits walk-off grand slam





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PHILADELPHIA — This is why the Phillies got Bryce Harper.
Harper crushed a walk-off grand slam deep into the night in Thursday night’s 7-5 victory over the Cubs at Citizens Bank Park. Everything happened so fast in the inning — including Harper’s sprint around the bases — that Phillies fans

PHILADELPHIA — This is why the Phillies got Bryce Harper.

Harper crushed a walk-off grand slam deep into the night in Thursday night’s 7-5 victory over the Cubs at Citizens Bank Park. Everything happened so fast in the inning — including Harper’s sprint around the bases — that Phillies fans forgot their “Charlie!” chants.

The Phillies swept the series.

Cesar Hernandez reached on a one-out error to get things started in the ninth. Scott Kingery followed with a single to right-center field, and pinch-hitter Brad Miller singled on a ball up the middle that deflected off Cubs second baseman Ian Happ’s glove to score Hernandez.

The Cubs summoned right-hander Pedro Strop in from the bullpen with runners at the corners and one out, but Roman Quinn hit another ball up the middle with that ball also deflecting off Happ’s glove. Kingery scored to cut the Cubs’ lead to two. Derek Holland entered to face Harper, who crushed the 10th walkoff hit of his career.

The most recent walk-off slam for the Phillies was John Mayberry Jr.’s in 2013.

Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook .








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