Jonathan India trades with fan who caught the ball from his first career grand slam

The Reds beat the Marlins 11-2 in Monday's game
Jonathan India Grand Slam
Posted at 1:31 PM, Jul 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-28 13:58:03-04

CINCINNATI — Jonathan India hit his first MLB career grand slam Monday during an 11-2 win against the Miami Marlins.

The Reds second baseman hit the grand slam at Great American Ball Park in the bottom of the fifth inning against Marlins reliever Zach Pop. The grand slam marked India's sixth home run of the season.

Tuesday afternoon, India tweeted out asking whoever caught the grand slam ball to trade with him.

During Tuesday night's Marlins-Reds game, Bally Sports Ohio's Jim Day announced that a fan, Jake, direct messaged India after his tweet. The direct message even included a picture of the grand slam ball.

"He DMed me after the game saying he had it, and he would like to give it to me," India said.

Day said the two made a deal and Jake traded the ball for a signed bat and signed jersey from India.

"It's special to me," India said. "It's my first ever career, in the big leagues, grand slam. So, it really means a lot."

After Monday night's blowout against the Marlins, the Marlins won 2-1 Tuesday. Despite the loss, the Reds came back swinging with a 5-3 win Wednesday. The two teams are set to finish the four-game series Thursday at 12:35 p.m.

The Marlins and Reds will meet again in Miami for a three-game series from Aug. 1 to Aug. 3.

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