NLDS Game 4 Turning Point: Michael Taylor\'s Grand Slam

The situation: With the Nationals clinging to a 1-0 lead through seven innings, Cubs pitcher Jon Lester struck out Bryce Harper to lead off the eighth before walking Ryan Zimmerman. With Daniel Murphy at the plate, Lester sent a jolt through the Wrigley Field crowd by picking Zimmerman off first. Murphy followed with a single, prompting manager Joe Maddon to bring in Carl Edwards Jr. The right-hander walked Anthony Rendon and Matt Wieters to load the bases, and after Edwards missed with his first pitch to Michael Taylor, Maddon called for closer Wade Davis out of the bullpen.

What happened next: Davis threw a fastball that Taylor fouled off and came back with another heater that Taylor lofted high into the mist in deep right field. With Ian Happ stumbling along the warning track, the ball dropped into the basket for a grand slam that put the game out of reach for the Cubs and stunned the crowd of 42,264 into silence.

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