Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Bill Brink on the Pirates a Weekly Look at the Team, the Issues and the Questions

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Bill Brink on the Pirates a Weekly Look at the Team, the Issues and the Questions

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THE WEEK'S BEST

HIGHS & LOWS

(Saturday-Friday: Week ending June 6)

National League

HIGHEST BATTING AVERAGE (Min. 10 ABs)

Player, team__ AB__ R__ H__ BA

Jose Tabata, Pit__ 12__ 3__ 7__ .583

Tommy La Stella, Atl__ 17__ 2__ 9__ .529

Jordy Mercer, Pit__ 22__ 8__ 11__ .500

Scotter Gennett, Mil__ 21__ 4__ 10__ .476

Matt Carpenter, StL__ 24__ 4__ 11__ .458

HOME RUNS

Anthony Rizzo, Chi, 4; Anthony Rendon, Was, 4; Andrew McCutchen, Pit, 3; Todd Frazier, Cin, 3.

RUNS BATTED IN

Anthony Rizzo, Chi, 9; Hanley Ramirez, LAD, 8; Miguel Montero, Ari, 8; Anthony Rendon, Was, 8; Ryan Howard, Phi, 7; Brandon Crawford, SF, 7; Chris Owings, Ari, 7; Marcell Ozuna, Mia, 7.

LOWEST BATTING AVERAGE (Min. 10 ABs)

Player, team__ AB__ R__ H__ BA

Carlos Quentin, SD__ 16__ 0__ 0__ .000

Anthony Recker, NYM__ 10__ 0__ 0__ .000

Starling Marte, Pit__ 15__ 2__ 0__ .000

Justin Morneau, Col__ 23__ 1__ 1__ .043

American League

HIGHEST BATTING AVERAGE (Min. 10 ABs)

Player, team__ AB__ R__ H__ BA

Cole Gillespie, Sea__ 10__ 1__ 6__ .600

Kevin Kiermaier, TB__ 20__ 3__ 10__ .500

Nick Castellanos, Det__ 16__ 2__ 8__ .500

Stefen Romero, Sea__ 10__ 2__ 5__ .500

Jonathan Herrera, Bos__ 15__ 2__ 7__ .467

HOME RUNS

Adrian Beltre, Tex, 3; Brett Lawrie, Tor, 3; Yoenis Cespedes, Oak, 3; 23 players tied with 2

RUNS BATTED IN

Oswaldo Arcia, Min, 10; Lonnie Chisenhall, Cle, 10; Brett Lawrie, Tor, 8; Yoenis Cespedes, Oak, 8; Adrian Beltre, Tex, 7; Josh Willingham, Min, 7; Adam Jones, Bal, 7.

LOWEST BATTING AVERAGE (Min. 10 ABs)

Player, team__ AB__ R__ H__ BA

Raul Ibanez, LAA__ 16__ 1__ 1__ .063

Brendan Ryan, NYY__ 12__ 0__ 1__ .083

Sean Rodriguez, TB__ 12__ 1__ 1__ .083

WHAT'S THE BUZZ?

ONE-NIGHT STANDS

The most compelling single-game performances in the major leagues in the past week:

MIGUEL

MONTERO

Arizona Diamondbacks * C

Wednesday vs. Colorado Rockies @ Coors Field

AB__ R__ H__ 2B__ 3B__ HR__ RBI

4__ 131__ 0__ 16

Skinny: Batted 5th in lineup in which first five hitters combined for 15 hits and 14 RBIs in 16-8 rout of Rockies. …

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