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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hunter Renfroe’s power surge is a welcome sight for the San Diego Padres.Renfroe’s grand slam keyed a six-run rally that stunned the Milwaukee Brewers and gave the Padres an 8-4 victory on Thursday.Renfroe hit a home run for the fourth straight game http://www.redsoxproshops.com/authentic-fred-lynn-jersey , a blast into the left-field bleachers off Brewers reliever Joakim Soria. San Diego entered the ninth inning trailing 4-2, but rallied against Brewers closer Corey Knebel and Soria.The Padres finished 4-3 on their Midwest road trip as they split four games with the Chicago Cubs and won two of three against the Brewers.“Part of it is guys clicking at the right time. Part of it is guys just saying, ‘Enough was enough. It’s time to go play winning baseball,'” Padres manager Andy Green said.Knebel walked the bases loaded to open the ninth and gave up an infield single to Travis Jankowski, trimming Milwaukee’s lead to 4-3. Soria induced a flyout from Eric Hosmer and had a 1-2 count on Renfroe before the Padres left fielder turned on an inside pitch.Renfroe did not chase an 0-2 pitch that just missed the strike zone.“It was a great pitch; it was off the plate,” Renfroe said. “He dropped down a little bit. I was able to lay off it and I was able to get a pitch I could handle on the next pitch and drive it out of the ballpark.”Franmil Reyes capped the six-run outburst with a solo homer to right field off Jacob Barnes.Knebel (2-3) did not retire any of the four hitters he faced in the ninth.“Couldn’t throw a strike,” Knebel said. “That was it. Nothing else going on. I just couldn’t find the zone.”Brewers manager Craig Counsell said he may use other options to close games in the future.“Whether it’s the seventh, eighth, ninth or sixth, we need those outs,” Counsell said. “I think the next time out, we’ll get him an easier spot for sure but at some point, we’re going to try to get him back to working big spots in the game.“I think we function best when Corey handles the ninth, but if we have to do things a little differently to get him back on track, then that’s how we’ll approach it.”Milwaukee finished a 3-3 homestand and dropped two games behind the first-place Cubs in the National League Central Division race.Padres reliever Kirby Yates (4-0) pitched a scoreless eighth for the victory and Craig Stammen closed it out with a perfect ninth.Brewers starter Junior Guerra allowed two runs and eight hits in six innings and was helped by three double plays. The Padres hit into four double plays overall.Brewers second baseman Jonathan Schoop Wade Boggs Jersey , acquired from Baltimore before the trade deadline, was 3 for 26 with his new team before hitting a two-run double down the left-field line in Milwaukee’s three-run fourth inning. The hit broke a 1-1 tie.Schoop scored the third run of the rally when he raced home from second base on Lorenzo Cain’s grounder that was misplayed by Padres shortstop Freddy Galvis.The Padres cut the deficit to 4-2 on Galvis’ solo homer in the sixth.TRAINER’S ROOMBrewers: Soria suffered a groin injury in the ninth and was removed while pitching to Reyes.EASY FOR YOU TO SAY: Newly acquired Mike Moustakas has become a quick hit with Brewers fans, judging from the “Moooose” calls going around Miller Park in the past week.He hit a flyout to center as a pinch hitter on Thursday. He has a .268 batting average in his first 12 games with Milwaukee, while hitting two home runs and driving in six runs.“It’s just personality,” Counsell said. “He’s an open book. He’s going to wear everything out in the open.“He’s going to get his uniform dirty, dive and make plays like that. You can see from the stadium that the chants have started already. It’s fun to say ‘Moose’. It just is. It’s a fun word to say. It’s a good nickname as well and it’s easy to get attached to guys like that.”UP NEXTBrewers: RHP Freddy Peralta (5-2, 3.54 ERA) will make his 11th start and second against the Braves as Milwaukee opens an eight-game road trip. He is coming off an 8-4 victory over Colorado on Saturday.Braves: RHP Kevin Gausman (5-9, 4.47 ERA) was acquired in a trade deadline deal with Baltimore and lost his Braves debut on Aug. 4, a 3-0 defeat to the New York Mets. He allowed three runs and six hits in five innings. The Major League Baseball trade deadline is arguably one of the most electrifying times of the baseball season.This is when teams go all-in and try to win now, or teams admit defeat and start the rebuilding process.There are so many trades that go down and so many players on the move prior to the July 31 non-waiver deadline that it can hard to keep up with it all.But that's what we're here for: to monitor all of these moves and keep you up to date with what's going on in this whirlwind of transactions.Here are three players and the rumors swirling around them as the deadline approaches.Pirates Interested in KelaWith a handful of promising arms in the bullpen, the Pittsburgh Pirates鈥攚ho sit just 3.5 games out of a National League wild-card spot鈥攃ould be in the market to bolster it even further.According to Evan Grant of theDallas Morning News,the Pirates reportedly have interest in Texas Rangers closer Keone Kela.As Grant pointed out, Kela is just 25 years old, but he already has so much service time that he's eligible for free agency after 2020.Kela has convertedall 23 of his save opportunities this season and has a 3.28 ERA while posting a 10.9 strikeouts per nine innings.The Pirates have solid relief help with their own closer, Felipe Vasquez http://www.redsoxproshops.com/authentic-carlton-fisk-jersey , and they also have Kyle Crick and Edgar Santana.Adding Kela would give the Pirates a bullpen that wouldn't force their starters to go any longer than needed.With Kela, a starter would only need to go five innings before the combo of Vasquez, Kela, Crick and Santana came in to do its work.A few weeks ago, the Pirates might not have been interested in a move like this, but after an 11-game winning streak that only ended Wednesday, they've put themselves in an excellent position to make a run at the postseason.Kela wouldn't come cheap, but he could definitely be a huge help in pushing the Pirates over the hump.Moustakas Drawing Interest From 9 TeamsIt shouldn't come as a shock, but Kansas City Royals third basemen Mike Moustakas is drawing plenty of interest.According to Bob Nightengale ofUSA Today,nine teams are said to be interested in him, with six of them being in the National League and three from the American League:Bob Nightengale BNightengaleKC #Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas, who has 20 homers and 61 RBI, is drawing tremendous interest. Six National League teams and three American League teams are in discussions with the RoyalsAlthough he's batting .249, he has 20 home runs and 62 runs batted in.The Royals got Moustakas on the cheap end after a lengthy free-agency stint, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $5.5 million with a mutual option in 2019 for $15 million.Being a far cry from the team they were just a few years ago Pedro Martinez Jersey , the Royals sit at 31-69 and are in last place (23.5 games back) in the AL Central. They're going nowhere at the moment and won't be going anywhere any time soon.It was surprising to see Moustakas return to the Royals, but with the draft pick compensation rules in free agency, he was in a bind.Now, Moustakas could possibly find a home and take off.A team that sticks out immediately is the Philadelphia Phillies.The Phillies were hard after Manny Machado before the Orioles traded him to the Los Angeles Dodgers and will look to upgrade the corner infield positions.Expect Moustakas to be on the move by the deadline.Adam Jones Next to Leave Baltimore?According to John Paul Morosi of MLB Network, the Baltimore Orioles could be set to trade away a third big-name player in center field Adam Jones before the deadline:Jon Morosi jonmorosiSources: #Phillies, #Indians are among most serious suitors for #Orioles CF Adam Jones. Remember that Andy MacPhail, now #Phillies president, acquired Jones as Baltimore GM in 2008. Full story: 3D9B1QCedC MLB MLBNetworkThe Phillies and Cleveland Indians are reportedly the front-runners.One important thing Morosi notedis that Jones has a full no-trade clause in his contract.But as the Orioles are one win shy of 30 this season and with Jones turning 33 this August, it would be surprising if he didn't waive it and go to a contender.Both the Phillies and Indians have needs in the outfield. The Phillies have Odubel Herrera in center field doing more than OK, but maybe Jones could bump Nick Williams for playing time.For the Indians, they have Tyler Naquin doing a serviceable job, but Jones is a definite upgrade over him.Morosi also pointed out another important fact: Andy MacPhail is the Phillies president. He acquired Jones from the Seattle Mariners back in 2008 when he was the general manager of the Orioles.There's always that one connection that could help a deal get done.The Orioles are a total disaster. They've already traded off Machado and Zach Britton, so why wouldn't they send Jones, too? Total rebuild time for O's.
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