Monthly Archives: September 2012

Game 154: 1-for-4 in 5-4 Loss at Minnesota

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At Bats: 4
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 1/167
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 1
Average: .282
Box
Notes: Batted second, played right… Popout, single, groundout, groundout… Caught stealing.
Next: Game 155 at Minnesota, 10:10 a.m. Wednesday.

Game 153: 1-for-5 in 6-3 Win at Minnesota

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At Bats: 5
Runs: 1
Hits, Game/Season: 1/166
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 3
Average: .282
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Notes: Played right, batted second… Double, lineout, lineout, flyout, reached on fielder’s choice.
Next: Game 154 at Minnesota, 5:10 Tuesday.

Game 152: 1-for-5 in 5-4 Loss vs. Oakland

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At Bats: 5
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 1/165
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 4
Average: .283
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Notes: Popout, lineout, single (above), grounded into force out, flyout… 27th stolen base.
Next: Game 153 at Minnesota, 5:10 Monday.

Game 151: 3-for-5 in 10-9 Win vs. Oakland

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At Bats: 5
Runs: 3
Hits, Game/Season: 3/164
Runs Batted In: 3
Walks: 2
Strikeouts: 1
Left on Base: 0
Average: .284
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Notes: Played center and left, batted second… Home run, single, walk, out on sac bunt (above), ground out, strikeout, single, intentional walk… Scored game-winning run in the 14th.
Next: Game 152 vs. Oakland, 10:05 a.m. Sunday.

Game 150: 2-for-3 in 2-1 Win vs. Oakland

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At Bats: 3
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 2/161
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 0
Average: .281
Box
Notes: Batted eighth, played left and right… Single, single, flyout… 26th stolen base of the season (above)… .281 batting average the highest it’s been since May 26.
Next: Game 151 vs. Oakland, 10:05 a.m. Saturday.

Game 149: 2-for-4 in 10-7 Win vs. Toronto

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At Bats: 4
Runs: 2
Hits, Game/Season: 2/159
Runs Batted In: 3
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 1
Left on Base: 1
Average: .279
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Notes: Batted eighth, played left and right… Home run (above), two-RBI double, groundout, strikeout… The hot streak continues.
Next: Game 150 vs. Oakland, 7:05 Friday.

Game 148: 4-for-4 in 2-1 Win vs. Toronto

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At Bats: 4
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 4/157
Runs Batted In: 1
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 0
Average: .277
Box
Notes: Played left and right, batted eighth… Single, double, single, RBI single… Stole second twice, stole third twice… A huge double-header day, going 7-for-8 (raising his batting average by eight points), with two doubles, two runs, four stolen bases, and he drove in the nightcap’s game-winning run… “When you’re in a pennant race, you don’t really have to focus,” he said afterwards. “This whole atmosphere makes you focus. That’s kind of the difference that I’ve felt. This atmosphere creates this natural way of making you focus more. That’s what I’ve felt.”
Next: Game 149 vs. Toronto, 4:05 Thursday.