The results were obvious. Batting .087 on April 21 and .100 as late as May 11, Blanco entered Tuesday hitting .375 (15-for-40) in his previous 16 games, lifting his average to .238.
"That's my game -- trying to get on base. Small ball," Blanco said. "I was trying to do more than I could do."
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