Mark Reynolds continues his tear at the plate

August 16, 2012|By Eduardo A. Encina | The Baltimore Sun

His Orioles teammates have said that he's the kind of player who can carry a team with one of his power binges, and first baseman Mark Reynolds is starting to heat up.

Reynolds took the first pitch of the bottom of the second inning to straight away center field for a solo home run, his fourth homer in his last six games, giving the Orioles an early 3-1 lead against Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz.  

For Reynolds, who has averaged 37 homers the last three years, it was his 12th of the season -- well below what he's used to hitting -- but it looks like the streaky hitter is finally finding his stroke.

Reynolds has also had incredible success against the Red Sox this season. His is 12-for-27 with four doubles, five homers and 14 RBIs in eight games against Boston this year.

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