Fitt: On breakout star Rios, resurgent Bruno-Dowd bullpen duo, Stanford’s fightColumns
STANFORD, Calif. — The moment was years in the making for Alberto Rios.
Never in his life — not in Little League, high school or summer ball — had Rios hit a grand slam, until the eighth inning of Sunday’s rubber game against UCLA, with Stanford trailing by a run. And then Rios pummeled a Cody Delvecchio fastball over the left-center-field fence to propel the Cardinal to a thrilling 10-7 victory, clinching the series and keeping Stanford atop the Pac-12 standings. As he made his way to first base, Rios leapt and yelled in jubilation toward the Stanford dugout, which[…]