Seager collects two hits, two RBI in MLB debut

Former Loons SS Corey Seager drove in two runs with this swing in his MLB debut Thursday. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Former Great Lakes Loons shortstop Corey Seager singled home two runs with this swing in his MLB debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Top baseball prospect Corey Seager made his MLB debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, collecting two hits and two RBI in his team’s 10-7 loss to the San Diego Padres. He also scored two runs.

He batted eighth in the lineup and started at shortstop in place of veteran Jimmy Rollins, who was given a day off.

In his first at-bat, Seager struck out looking against Padres starting pitcher Colin Rea to end the top of the 2nd inning. He faced Rea again in the top of the 5th inning, when he doubled and scored the Dodgers’ first run of the game. He came up to bat an inning later against Padres reliever Marc Rzepczynski and singled home two runs before eventually scoring himself. In his final at-bat, against Padres reliever Kevin Quackenbush, Seager grounded out to second base to lead off the 8th inning.

Seager played for the 2013 Great Lakes Loons, batting .309 with 12 HR and 57 RBI in 74 games.

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