Matt Dominguez hit his second grand slam in as many weeks, helping propel the Buffalo Bisons to a 6-3 victory against the Louisville Bats.
Dominguez is the first Bison to hit two grand slams in a season since Matt den Dekker in 2012 and the first to hit two at home since Chris Clapinski in 2004, who hit three of his four grand slams that season at home. He's the sixth Bison to hit multiple grand slams at Coca Cola Field in his career, joining the likes of Clapinski — who has three and is the only Bison with more than two — Sean McNally, Chris Turner, Jacob Cruz and Carlos Garcia.
Surprisingly, the closeness of the two grand slams isn't all that unusual when it comes to Bisons. Clapinksi hit two in a five-day span in April 2004, while Turner hit his two days in a row on Aug. 14 and 15, 1999.
Dominguez has been going well as of late, batting .400 with two home runs during his five-game hitting streak. He also made a stellar defensive play at third base, leaping into foul territory to snag a ball and throw out the runner at first.
LP: Dominguez's homer came off right-handed starter Robert Stephenson, who Baseball America ranks as the Reds' top prospect. He didn't look the part against the Bisons, giving up two home runs for six earned runs in four innings. The second home run was hit by second baseman David Adams, his first home run of the season. Adams is the 13th Bison to leave the yard this season.
Records: The victory moves the Bisons to 38-34 on the season. Unfortunately for Buffalo, the division-leading Rochester Red Wings continued their hot streak and kept the Bisons six games back. Rochester defeated the Columbus Clippers 8-5 for their fourth-straight win. The Bats fall to 36-35.
Counting the House: Attendance was 6,181 at Coca Cola Field.
Up Next: The Bisons will have guests when they play the third game of the four game series with the Bats tomorrow. Some of the top players in this year's NHL Draft will be taking batting practice with the team before the 7:05 game. Chris Leroux (4-4) is scheduled to start for the Bisons against Amir Garrett, who was called up from Pensacola last week.