Curtis Granderson Hits First Dodger Home Run

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By Saturday afternoon, he joined his new team in Detroit in time for the Dodgers game against the Detroit Tigers. I get a chance to be with an organization I've watched a lot and played against a lot. Verlander and Maeda were throwing dueling no-hitters at this point, so Granderson's home run broke up the no-hitter on Verlander's side. Granderson is batting.273 with 17 home runs and a.979 OPS since May 10, with the latter mark ranking 10th in the Majors over that stretch.

To make room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers designated right-hander Dylan Floro for assignment.

Center fielder Joc Pederson, pictured in June, was optioned to Oklahoma City on Saturday.

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The Mets already dealt outfielder Jay Bruce to the Cleveland Indians in August, and now another veteran is gone to open up a spot in the lineup for the rest of the season.

During his six seasons with the Detroit Tigers, Curtis Granderson was a fan favorite not only because of his play on the field but because of how he treated people off of the field.

"A little bittersweet", Granderson said before exchanging hugs and phone numbers with now ex-teammates such as Robert Gsellman and Wilmer Flores.

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The Dodgers (86-34) are on pace to tie the major league record for wins in a season with 116.

It didn't take long for the Mets and Dodgers to complete their deal for Curtis Granderson. "But all the things that have been said that we talked about doing, I think we did".

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