Lowrie's patience paying off big

Hitting .625 over a seven-game hitting streak, utility infielder making a statement

Updated: April 19, 2011, 8:39 AM ET
By Steven Krasner | Special to ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- When you're hot as a hitter, it seems that every time you make contact with the ball, it finds a hole.

The Red Sox's Jed Lowrie certainly qualifies as a hot hitter. A white-hot hitter. And he has, indeed, hit some balls that were nicely placed, which helps explain why he is batting .625 (15-for-24) in his seven-game hitting streak.

But there has been very little luck involved in Lowrie's surge, which included a 4-for-5 performance in Boston's 9-1 Patriots Day victory over ...

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