Loretta retires, takes front-office job

Loretta retires, takes front-office job

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Longtime big-league infielder Mark Loretta retired as a player Monday and took a front-office job with the San Diego Padres.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 3, St. Louis 2

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Mark Loretta's bases-loaded ninth-inning single to center capped a bizarre rally Thursday and gave the Los Angeles Dodgers a 3-2 playoff victory over St. Louis.

MLB: LA Dodgers 5, Colorado 0

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched the National League West Saturday with a 5-0 win over Colorado.

MLB: LA Dodgers 4, San Francisco 2

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Matt Kemp's fourth-inning three-run double and a strong performance by Hiroki Kuroda helped the Los Angeles Dodgers beat San Francisco 4-2.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 9, Atlanta 1

ATLANTA, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Matt Kemp hit a three-run homer and drove in five runs Sunday to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 9-1 rout of Atlanta.

MLB: LA Dodgers 12, Milwaukee 8 (10 inn.)

MILWAUKEE, July 10 (UPI) -- Matt Kemp climaxed a six-run 10th inning with a grand slam homer Friday, boosting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a wild 12-8 win over Milwaukee.

MLB: LA Dodgers 3, Oakland 2

LOS ANGELES, June 19 (UPI) -- Orlando Hudson hit a solo homer and Mark Loretta had a key pinch-hit RBI Thursday in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 3-2 inter-league win over Oakland.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 8, Chicago Cubs 2

CHICAGO, June 1 (UPI) -- A five-run first inning, highlighted by Mark Loretta's two-run double, was all the Los Angeles Dodgers needed Sunday to defeat the Chicago Cubs 8-2.

MLB: LA Dodgers 8, Colorado 6

DENVER, May 27 (UPI) -- James Loney's three-run double Wednesday helped the LA Dodgers record an 8-6 victory against the Colorado Rockies.

MLB: LA Dodgers 12, Florida 5

MIAMI, May 17 (UPI) -- Clayton Kershaw hurled seven hitless innings Sunday to pace the Los Angeles Dodgers' 12-5 rout of the Florida Marlins.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 4, Colorado 3

LOS ANGELES, April 18 (UPI) -- A two-out single by Mark Loretta in the seventh Friday drove in the go-ahead run and vaulted the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-3 win over Colorado.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 6, Houston 1

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Ted Lilly's one-hitter over seven innings Monday helped the Chicago Cubs post a 6-1 win over Houston in a game played in Milwaukee because of Hurricane Ike.

MLB: Houston 7, Colorado 5

DENVER, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- David Newhan's go-ahead RBI triple Sunday helped the Houston Astros register a 7-5 win over the Colorado Rockies.

MLB: Houston 2, Colorado 0

DENVER, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Roy Oswalt hurled a complete-game one-hit shutout Saturday, leading the Houston Astros to a 2-0 victory against the Colorado Rockies.

MLB: Cincinnati 2, Houston 1

HOUSTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Ryan Hanigan homered in the eighth and Bronson Arroyo pitched a complete game Tuesday to give the Cincinnati Reds a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros.
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Mark Loretta
The Baltimore Orioles Melvin Mora (6) bobbles a ground ball in the ninth inning off the bat of Mark Loretta of the Boston Red Sox on April 9, 2006 at Orioles Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD. Mora was able to throw out Loretta as the Red Sox swept the Orioles with a 4-1 win. (UPI Photo/Mark Goldman)

Mark David Loretta (born August 14, 1971 in Santa Monica, California) is a retired infielder in Major League Baseball. Previously, Loretta played with the Milwaukee Brewers (1995-2002), Houston Astros (2002, 2007-2008), San Diego Padres (2003-2005), Boston Red Sox (2006) and Los Angeles Dodgers (2009). He bats and throws right-handed.

Drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the seventh round of the 1993 Major League Baseball Draft out of Northwestern University, Loretta made his professional debut with the Helena Brewers in 1993. He subsequently played with the Stockton Ports, El Paso Diablos and New Orleans Zephyrs. He was selected to the American Association All-star team during the 1995 season. Mark attended Saint Francis High School (La CaƱada Flintridge).

Loretta made his Major League debut on September 4, 1995 for the Brewers against the Minnesota Twins and recorded his first hit on September 10 against the Texas Rangers. He remained on the Brewers every day roster as a utility player through 2002.

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