David Lough

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David Lough
David Lough on April 16, 2014.jpg
Lough with the Baltimore Orioles
Baltimore Orioles – No. 9
Born: (1986-01-20) January 20, 1986 (age 29)
Akron, Ohio
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
September 1, 2012 for the Kansas City Royals
Career statistics
(through May 3, 2015)
Batting average .269
Home runs 10
Runs batted in 52

David Dennis Lough (/l/ loh;[1] born January 20, 1986) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball (MLB). From 2012 through 2013, Lough played in MLB for the Kansas City Royals.

Baseball career[edit]

Amateur career[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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]

Personal life[edit]

Lough resides in northeast Ohio.[10]


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