J.J. Hardy enjoys big night

Updated: September 12, 2012, 10:10 AM ET
By Eric Karabell

Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy slugged a pair of home runs, knocked in five runs Tuesday and scored three runs. It's been a relatively disappointing season for Hardy, who hit 30 home runs in 2011, and has lost power and 30 points of batting average this year. Still, only four players eligible in the middle infield have more than his 21 home runs.