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All-Star LeMahieu keeps on raking for Rox

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ATLANTA -- If DJ LeMahieu has been one thing this season -- and for the Colorado Rockies, their All-Star second baseman has been just about everything they've asked and more -- he's been steady.

He hits at home. He hits on the road. He hits lefties and righties.

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ATLANTA -- If DJ LeMahieu has been one thing this season -- and for the Colorado Rockies, their All-Star second baseman has been just about everything they've asked and more -- he's been steady.

He hits at home. He hits on the road. He hits lefties and righties.

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Most of all, he hits.

Well, most of the time he hits.

LeMahieu came into Tuesday's game in Atlanta in a rare mini-slump (.148, 4-for-27 in his last seven games), but he got back into his groove against the Braves, helping the Rockies stop a four-game losing streak with three hits and three RBIs in a 5-1 win. It was his 14th three-hit game of the season (the 38th of his career) and the third time he's driven in three runs in a game this season.

The key knock on Tuesday was a bases-loaded single to center off Atlanta starter Mike Foltynewicz with two outs in the fourth that drove in two runs. On a full count, no less.

Video: COL@ATL: LeMahieu brings in two with single to center

"That was a huge hit right there, a big at-bat for DJ," manager Walt Weiss said. "But he's another one, he's been getting clutch hits all year. He's having a heck of a year for us."

With his three-hit night, LeMahieu is now hitting .314, with a team-high .371 on-base percentage. He's hitting .303 on the road, .323 at home, .326 against lefties, .311 against right-handers and .444 with the bases loaded (4-for-9).

In a season in which the Rockies have struggled, LeMahieu has been a rock.

"I've just been trying to keep my approach this year. Just not trying to do more than I'm capable of," LeMahieu said after the win. "I have a boring approach. Everybody knows what I'm going to do pretty much. I get out of whack when I try to do more."

John Donovan is a contributor to MLB.com.

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