Originally written on Reading Between The Seams  |  Last updated 10/15/14
Alfonso Soriano is partying in pinstripes like it’s 2002.  That being the year he busted out his power stick for the Yankees (for 39 HR) in his first stint with the team.  “The Fons” has been on a home run tear the past 24-hours, highlighted Wednesday with a first inning grand slam against the Los Angeles Angels 3-time All-Star Jered Weaver.  Watch as Weaver reacts to the inevitable, gonna be a bad day at the office  (via YES Network, via MLB.com) After clubbing a two-run double in the 2nd inning (also off Weaver), he then hit a second home run in the 5th (of Weaver) for a career game high 7 RBI in Wednesday.  This after he hit two bombs on Tuesday night, a two-run shot to left field, and a three-run blast to right field.  All fields, now with the “home run cycle”, a solo, 2-run, 3-run, and slam.  Total line score 5-8, 4 HR, 13 RBI.  In 24 hours! While still lagging almost 10 games back of the first place Boston Red Sox, the Yankees did make one of the most effective trade deadline acquisitions in Soriano.  A deal that made too much sense for a Cubs team looking to get rid of him for just about nothing (with check pinned to his uniform), and a Yankees team, where he started, thirsty for anyone who was healthy and especially with power.  For what it’s worth, the (cash-strapped?) Yankees are paying him $1.8M this year, and $3M next year.  The Cubs covering the rest $29.2M, including when he played for them this year.  With some key bats returning from health issues (Mark Teixeira, Curtis Granderson, and Derek Jeter) and this additional bat, the Yankees may not be that far off of a 2014 run at the AL East.  If they can ink the free-agent diamond of the 2014 class, Robinson Cano. Be sure to like our Facebook Page Or follow us on Twitter - David Whitlock Follow @lhd_on_sports - Blog Follow @RBTS_baseball - Sports-Kings Follow @realsportskings The post WATCH: Alfonso Soriano hits grand slam to highlight four home run binge appeared first on Reading Between The Seams.

Colts punter asks Antonio Brown not to kick him in face

NFL: Luke Kuechly should not have been ejected

Report: Okla. St. players fell asleep in drive-thru, arrested

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

Mike Pettine considered benching Hoyer for Manziel

Percy Harvin speaks out: 'I'm not a perfect person'


Report: Kobe has prevented Lakers from signing top talent

Red Sox may be ready to move Yoenis Cespedes

Alleged details of War Machine's suicide letter released

Austin Davis says Rams security didn't recognize him

LeBron: Bulls are 'much better' than Cavs right now

Redskins to stick with Colt McCoy over Kirk Cousins

Ortiz surprised military families with World Series tickets

NFL Power Rankings Week 7

Floyd Mayweather posts photo evidence of a lost bet

WATCH: Paul George takes court for first time since leg injury

Five most surprising NFL players through seven weeks

WATCH: Boxer viciously attacks referee at Euro Championships

WATCH: Salvador Perez hassles Lorenzo Cain at media session

Lane Kiffin trashed in Tennessee political ad

WATCH: Lawrence Timmons throws up on field during MNF

10 NBA players who could be traded by the All-Star break

WATCH: Jimbo Fisher gets annoyed, cuts interview short

WATCH: Les Miles has classic reaction to dumb question

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

NFL Power Rankings Week 7

Pistorius sentenced to five years

Lane Kiffin trashed in political ad

Details of War Machine's suicide letter leaked

Angry Jimbo Fisher cuts off interview

Is Kobe's deal hurting the Lakers?

Tenn. coach tried to trip Ole Miss CB?

GGG continues his reign of terror

The 6 things that mattered this weekend in the premier league

News station congratulates Gary Payton for TD record

Ray Rice could be back by Week 10?

12 amazing stats from Week 7

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.