Box Score Bits: Dunn hits three homers
On a day in which a season-high 47 home runs were hit, Washington Nationals first baseman Adam Dunn led the way with three home runs Wednesday, giving him 20 on the season, one behind Joey Votto for the National League lead. Also note that Dunn, a career .251 hitter, is hitting .280, so those avoiding him for that reason are making a mistake. Dunn is on pace for the best season of his career.
Speaking of potential batting average issues, Detroit Tigers third baseman Brandon Inge had two hits and an RBI on Wednesday, raising his batting average to .272. A career .238 hitter, Inge isn't hitting for his usual power, but he's hot in July, with five multihit games and nine RBIs. Enjoy Inge in deep leagues while he's hot.
Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Garza picked up the first save of his career Wednesday, notching two outs but allowing two base runners. He had thrown 84 pitches in three innings Monday, and with closer Rafael Soriano unavailable, manager Joe Maddon chose Garza on his throw day. Don't expect this to be a new trend. Garza is expected to make his Saturday start against the Cleveland Indians.
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