Sunday, July 28, 2013

Trade Deadline Passes with Flurry of Deals

MLB- Friday's trade deadline did not pass quietly. With a total 10 trades happening around the deadline, 30 players found new homes, including one, Emilio Villa, being traded twice.  The busiest team was the Washington Nationals, who participated in half of the "deadline deals".  The Nats ended up acquiring multiple big names, including Richard Simmons and Santo Marichal (seen above).  The Louisville Sluggers also made a big move by trading two high-level prospects and pitcher Dusty Arnold for young center field star-to-be Alvin Roberts.

O's Murton Drives in 7 in Win Over White Sox

CHICAGO- Baltimore Oriole first baseman Alan Murton racked up seven RBIs in last Sunday's 12-4 win over the Chicago White Sox.  All seven runs batted in rooted from just two home runs: a grand slam in the fifth and a three-run bomb in the ninth.  The slugger, struggling somewhat this year with just a .229 BA after being acquired in an offseason trade with the Dodgers, has still hit 30 home runs so far this season with 65 RBIs.

Ensberg Hits in 7 in Giants' Victory

DENVER- 23 year old star right fielder Donn Ensberg drove in 7 runs in a 16-3 San Francisco win against the Colorado Rockies Monday.  Ensberg went 4 for 5 with a walk and three runs scored to add to his 7 RBIs.  He finished the game just a triple away from the cycle, his biggest hit coming as a two-run blast in the ninth to top off the Giants' 16-run offensive explosion.  Ensberg is having a breakout year, currently having 29 home runs and 96 RBIs to go with an MLB-leading .346 batting average.

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