A.J. Ellis smashed a grand slam home run off Jason Vargas on Friday, leading the Dodgers to a 9-8 victory over the Angels.
He finished the evening 2-for-4 with a those four RBI. Ellis has had a very impressive spring, hitting .356/.463/.489 with one homer and 9 RBI. He faded considerably in the second half of 2012, which could have been a result of adjusting to the increased workload of becoming the full-time catcher. Now that he knows what to expect, and in a much-improved lineup, Ellis could be primed for even better things in 2013.