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Sports Gambler Wins $181,000 On MLB Walkoff Grand Slam

Manny Machado's Grand Slam Brought In The Over For Last Week's Padres-Rangers Game

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A miraculous walk-off grand slam netted one sports bettor a six-figure score.

According to a report from Yahoo Sports, an unnamed bettor on BetMGM wagered $200,000 on the over/under total number of runs scored in last Wednesday’s San Diego Padres-Texas Rangers matchup. The line was 7.5 and the bettor took the over at a price of -110. He stood to win more than $181,000.

But after eight innings of play, the score was 2-1 in favor the Padres. The Rangers came up to the plate in the top half of the ninth inning and tied it with a solo home run. The Padres couldn’t score in the ninth inning and the game went to extra innings.

In light of the pandemic, Major League Baseball shortened the season to 60 games. Since they were cramming 60 games into a little more than a two-month time span, the league implemented a rule where each team would start with a runner on second base at the start of every inning from the 10th inning on to help avoid marathon games.

The Rangers pushed one run across in the top half of the frame to go up 3-2. The Padres loaded the bases in the bottom half of the inning, however, and were in a great situation to win the game with their perennial All-Star third baseman, Manny Machado, at the plate.

The person with money on the line, however, wasn’t in nearly as great of spot. With a total of five runs between the two teams, another two runs would still cost the bettor their wager. Anything outside of a home run and the book would collect $200,000.

Machado put one over the left field wall and the Padres won 6-3. There were nine runs scored between the two teams and the bettor earned his payout in a memorable fashion.