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Suzuki goes deep/Victorino trade rumors heat up

Oakland, California (HawaiiNewsNow) - Baldwin grad Kurt Suzuki proved he still has some pop left in his bat, knocking out his first home run of the season against the New York Yankees in a 6-5 Oakland win that needed 12 innings.

Suzuki went 1-3 at the dish, delivering his first homer since September 17th of last season, that solo shot also added his 17th RBI of the season.

Suzuki is batting .211 this season.

Fellow Maui boy Shane Victorino continues to find his name in trade rumors.

According to the blog Daily Philadelphian, sources say the latest interest comes from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Although those sources say the asking price for Victorino's services needs to come down for the Pirates to become a true destination.

The Yankees and Dodgers are two of the other high profile teams who could be making a run at Victorino before the July 30th trade deadline.

Victorino, a St. Anthony alum, is currently batting .253 this season with 8 homeruns and 38 RBI.


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