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Atlanta Braves outfielder Adam Duvall put his team up four runs in the first inning of Game 5 of the World Series Sunday night.

Duvall connected for a grand slam off Houston Astros pitcher Framber Valdez. The home run put the Braves up 4-0 in a game that could clinch the franchise’s first World Series title since 1995.

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The Atlanta Braves' Adam Duvall celebrates his grand slam home run during the first inning in Game 5 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Braves Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, in Atlanta.

The Atlanta Braves’ Adam Duvall celebrates his grand slam home run during the first inning in Game 5 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Braves Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Additionally, Duvall made some history with the big blast.

According to ESPN Stats & Info, Duvall became the first batter to hit a grand slam in the first inning of a World Series. The Braves were the first team to score four runs in the first inning during a potential series-clinching World Series matchup since the 1961 New York Yankees.

Atlanta Brave Adam Duvall celebrates his grand slam home run during the first inning in Game 5 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Braves Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, in Atlanta.

Atlanta Brave Adam Duvall celebrates his grand slam home run during the first inning in Game 5 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Braves Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

He was the second Braves player to hit a grand slam in a World Series. The first was Lonnie Smith in Game 5 of the 1992 World Series against the Toronto Blue Jays, according to MLB Stats. Duvall is the first to hit a grand slam in a potential series-clinching World Series game since Bill Skowron in 1956.

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Duvall entered Game 5 hitting 3-for-16 in the series with a home run. He was batting .188 with a .610 OPS. 

Houston Astros starting pitcher Framber Valdez reacts after the Atlanta Braves' Adam Duvall hit a grand slam during the first inning of Game 5 of the World Series Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, in Atlanta.

Houston Astros starting pitcher Framber Valdez reacts after the Atlanta Braves’ Adam Duvall hit a grand slam during the first inning of Game 5 of the World Series Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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The Astros later tied the game at 4-4.

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