Thomson ReutersJuly 26, 2013 13:37
OF Junior Lake went 1-for-4 with a bunt single Thursday, stretching his hitting streak to seven games, and the imminent trade of LF Alfonso Soriano opens the door for him to get regular playing time the final two months of the season. Lake has 15 hits since being recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Friday, tied for the third most ater seven big-league games behind Bo Hart (18) and Kirby Puckett (16) in recent history. An infielder in the minor leagues, Lake "will be (in) left and center field. He will play center probably against left-handers," manager Dale Sveum said.