Luis Araúez, the 스포츠토토“hitting machine” of the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball, has raised his batting average with a four-hit game. He’s back in his trademark driving mode and has been swinging the bat well of late, raising his season average to .355.
Araúez started at first base and batted second in the lineup against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. He went 4-for-5 with a home run, two RBIs, and a run scored in Miami’s 11-5 win.
Perfectly broke out of a slump. Fully regained his hitting touch in the three-game series against Washington. Signaled his resurgence with a 5-for-2 performance on Day 1, his first multi-hit game in 15 games. Followed it up with a 4-for-5 day on Day 2 with two doubles, a walk and two runs scored, and was all smiles as he pounded out four hits on the day.
Araúez has been consistently producing hits since the beginning of the season, and was looking at a .400+ on-base percentage for the season. After the All-Star break, he hit into a slump and dropped to a .340 average. In his last three games, he’s gone 8-for-13 with eight RBIs to get his batting average back up to .355. He’s gained ground on the next two players in the standings, raising his chances of winning the batting title.
However, he shouldn’t let his guard down just yet. There’s a powerful newcomer in the mix, and other chasers are hitting just as well. Corey Seager of the Texas Rangers, who recently entered regular season play, has entered the official rankings with a .341 average. Freddie Freeman of the Los Angeles Dodgers (0.338) and Ronald Acuña Jr. of the Atlanta Braves (0.337) are not far behind.
Meanwhile, Miami remained in third place in the National League East with 69 wins and 67 losses after a three-game sweep of Washington. They are fifth in the National League wild-card race. They remained within one game of the third-place Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants (both 70-66) and the fifth-place Cincinnati Reds (71-67).
[Araújo (top), Seager, Freeman, and Acuña Jr. below.]