Two Swings, Two Hits to Celebrate for Pena
By Peter Kerasotis // April 6, 2012
PETER K IN THE NEW YORK TIMES
Published: April 6, 2012
The New York Times
By PETER KERASOTIS
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — It is not often that a ballplayer must choose between these two moments and decide which is bigger — a grand slam against C. C. Sabathia, or a game-ending hit against Mariano Rivera.
Finally, he had an answer.
“Rivera,” he said.
Then he hedged.
It was not easy. Pena became the first left-handed hitter to hit a grand slam against Sabathia.