Former Brave Nate McLouth had a home run, double, and a great catch that he turned into a double play Thursday night for the Orioles in the American League Division Series against the Yankees.
McLouth homered off Phil Hughes in the top of the fifth, then he ran down Jayson Nix’s drive in the bottom of the inning. After making the catch, he threw the ball in to shortstop J.J. Hardy, who relayed the ball to first to retire Yankees baserunner Russell Martin for a double play.
McLouth also walked in one of his plate appearances. He hit just .228 in his last season with the Braves in 2011.
Another ex-Brave, Adam LaRoche hit a home run for the Nationals in a 2-1 win over the Cardinals in the NLDS. LaRoche, who had 33 homers in the regular season, has two homers in the series.
Other former Braves active in Thursday’s games:
– Rafael Soriano pitched two innings for the Yankees, allowing just one hit. He also picked off a baserunner.
– Mark Teixeira of the Yankees walked three times.
– Derek Lowe pitched a third of an inning for the Yankees, allowing no hits or runs.
– Boone Logan pitched a third of an inning for the Yankees, allowing no hits or runs.
– Gregor Blanco of the Giants was 1-for-4 and scored a run.
– Omar Infante played second for the Tigers against the A’s and had two hits and scored two runs.