Fielder Back to Swinging a Hot Bat


After the Rangers' third game of the season in Oakland, Rangers designated hitter Prince Fielder (who was still playing first base at that time) was hitting .300.

Entering Friday's game in Houston, almost six months later, he'd seen his batting average drop to its lowest point since that day back in April at .303.

Then, Fielder started turning things around and had a pretty good weekend that carried over to Monday's game at home against Detroit and Justin Verlander.

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Monday night, Fielder accounted for all four of the Rangers' runs and was a triple shy of the cycle as one of the few guys who was able to hit Verlander in what ended up being a 7-4 loss.

Now, in the past four games, Fielder is hitting .444 with two doubles, a home run and nine RBIs. He's now hitting .307 with 23 homers and 95 RBIs.

If he can keep this up along with some of the other guys who have hit well for the Rangers recently, it could be a sign of good things to come in the next week or so and into what the Rangers hope is postseason action.

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