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Phillies Acquire Pence From Astros

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired All-Star right fielder Hunter Pence from the Houston Astros, shoring up their lineup for the stretch run.

The Phillies got Pence and cash from Houston on Friday for three minor leaguers and a player to be named.

The 28-year-old Pence began the day with a .309 batting average, 11 homers and 62 RBIs.

Houston nabbed two of Philadelphia’s top prospects in first baseman Jonathan Singleton and right-hander Jarred Cosart. But the Phillies managed to hold onto talented outfielder Domonic Brown.

The 19-year-old Singleton was batting .282 with nine homers and 47 RBIs for Class-A Clearwater. He was selected by the Phillies in the eighth round of the 2009 draft.

The 21-year-old Cosart was 9-8 with a 3.92 ERA in 20 games, 19 starts, for Clearwater.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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