Chris Colabello exhibited power all season in the minor leagues. Monday, he showed off that strength at the major league level.
Colabello homered twice Monday against Houston, including a go-ahead grand slam in the top of the ninth inning -- his first career grand slam -- to give Minnesota its first lead of the game en route to a 10-6, come-from-behind win at Minute Maid Park. The 29-year-old Colabello also hit a solo homer in the game in what was easily his most memorable day as a big leaguer.
"A couple big swings by Mr. Colabello," said manager Ron Gardenhire.
Facing Astros reliever Chia-Jen Lo with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth, Colabello jumped on the first pitch and sent the 94 mph fastball over the fence in right-center field. It landed in nearly the same spot that his first homer of the game did, but this one proved to be a slightly bigger blast.
One inning earlier, Colabello had a chance to drive in a run with Doug Bernier on second base and one out. But Cola...