David Lough

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David Lough
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Lough with the Baltimore Orioles
Free agency
Outfielder
Born: (1986-01-20) January 20, 1986 (age 33)
Akron, Ohio
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
September 1, 2012, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Batting average .255
Home runs 13
Runs batted in 63
Teams

David Dennis Lough (/l/ loh;[1] born January 20, 1986) is an American professional baseball outfielder who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles.

Baseball career

Amateur career

Lough attended Mercyhurst College and played college baseball and college football for the Mercyhurst Lakers in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division II. For the baseball team, Lough recorded batting averages of .409 and .404 in his junior and senior years. As a wide receiver for the football team, Lough had 16 receptions for 223 yards in his junior year.[2]

Kansas City Royals

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Lough (right) with teammate Travis Snider in February 2015.

Lough was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 11th round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft.[2] Lough made his major league debut September 1, 2012 against the Minnesota Twins.[3] On June 11, 2013, Lough hit his first Major League home run off Detroit Tigers starter Max Scherzer.On June 30, 2013, Lough became only the fifth Royal to get four extra base hits in a game, joining George Brett, Hal McRae, Lonnie Smith and Johnny Damon.[4]

Baltimore Orioles

On December 18, 2013, Lough was traded to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for third baseman Danny Valencia.[5][6] Lough played a late-inning utility role for the Orioles in 2014. On April 13, 2015, the Orioles activated Lough from the disabled list so he could join the team full time for the 2015 season.[7] On April 25th, 2015, in the tenth inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox, Lough hit a two-run walk off home run off of closer Koji Uehara to win the game 5-4.[8][9] Lough was designated for assignment by the Orioles on August 14, 2015 and called back up in September.

Personal life

Lough resides in northeast Ohio.[10]

References

  1. Folkemer, Paul. "Orioles Trade Danny Valencia For OF David Lough," PressBox Baltimore, Wednesday, December 18, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Melewski, Steve (February 5, 2014). "Steve Melewski: After long road to the majors, is David Lough ready to take flight as an Oriole?". Masnsports.com. Retrieved February 6, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Detroit Tigers Beat Kansas City Royals, Tigers Pitcher Max Scherzer Wins 9th In A Row". Huffington Post. Associated Press. June 11, 2013. Retrieved July 29, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Dutton, Bob (June 30, 2013). "David Lough's four extra-base hits enough for Royals in 9-8 win over Twins". Kansas City Star. Retrieved July 29, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Kerkhoff, Blair (December 19, 2013). "Royals deal outfielder David Lough to Orioles for infielder Danny Valencia". Kansas City Star. Retrieved July 29, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Chastain, Bill (December 18, 2013). "O's acquire Lough from Royals for Valencia". MLB.com. Retrieved July 29, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Encina, Eduardo. "Orioles activate David Lough from DL, option Eddie Gamboa to Triple-A Norfolk". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved April 18, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2015/04/25/orioles-david-lough-homers-off-koji-uehara-red-sox-lose-game/K6k20BJdi5GzlEi6SyqQgP/story.html
  9. http://augustafreepress.com/david-lough-walk-off-lifts-baltimore-to-dramatic-5-4-win-over-red-sox-in-extras/
  10. Kuzydym, Stephanie. "How David Lough went from Green High School to batting leadoff for the Baltimore Orioles". Cleveland.com.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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