Jared Walsh's 1st grand slam powers Angels past Rangers, 8-5

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    Jared Walsh was a 39th-round pick who got a humble $3,000 signing bonus from the Los Angeles Angels. He used his cash to pay for an offseason of workouts, and then he never stopped grinding.

    Five years later, the 27-year-old rookie is the AL's leader in slugging percentage for September, and he's standing out in a lineup featuring Mike Trout, Anthony Rendon and Albert Pujols.

    Walsh's grand slam against the Texas Rangers on Monday is just the latest superlative in an improbable success story that's getting better almost every day.

    "It's been really exciting," Walsh said. "Something you dream about your whole life. Try not to get too sentimental. I'll wait until the offseason to do that, but I'm just enjoying every day I get to play. It's pretty special."

    Walsh hit his first career grand slam during the Angels' seven-run fourth inning in an 8-5 victory over Texas.

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