In Colombia on Friday night, shortstop Francisco Acuna went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. He also had two hits on Thursday. Acuna is 4-for-12 at the plate in four playoff games. He was on the bench for the first 2 1/2 games of the playoffs, but he appears to have taken his starting position back.
In Australia on Saturday, Robbie Glendinning went 2-for-5 with two singles, two runs scored and an RBI in game one of a doubleheader. In game two, he went 1-for-5 with a single. Glendinning is now hitting .347/.448/.490 through 12 games.
Michael Suchy has been having some bad luck recently while maintaining a 17-game on-base streak. The streak is still intact, but only because he got hurt on Saturday before he could come to the plate. While in the on deck circle in the bottom of the ...
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