Stat Line of the Night — 7/9/2013 — Alex Rios
Question: How does an MLB player improve his bating average by 14 points (from .267 to .281) in just one game in July?
Answer: By recording six hits in each of his six at bats on the evening.
That is exactly what Alex Rios of the Chicago White Sox did during last night’s match-up against the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers, as he tied an American League record for hits with five singles and a triple, while also adding one run and two RBIs during the Sox’s 11-4 thrashing of the Tigers.
Rios had been slumping at the plate heading into the game, as he was batting .293 less than one month ago before dropping all the way to .267 heading into last night’s game. Last night’s performance should help him get back on track, as he earns “The Stat Line of the Night” for Tuesday, July 9, 2013.