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Montero feels like he's starting to heat up

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SAN DIEGO -- After a two-run home run on Saturday against the Padres, D-backs catcher Miguel Montero feels like he is finally starting to get into a groove at the plate.

"I feel pretty good at the plate and feel more comfortable," Montero said after going 2-for-3 on Saturday. "I'm seeing the ball better. Obviously, you can see I'm hitting the ball better."

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SAN DIEGO -- After a two-run home run on Saturday against the Padres, D-backs catcher Miguel Montero feels like he is finally starting to get into a groove at the plate.

"I feel pretty good at the plate and feel more comfortable," Montero said after going 2-for-3 on Saturday. "I'm seeing the ball better. Obviously, you can see I'm hitting the ball better."

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He hit fourth in the lineup on Sunday, and entered the game with 10 hits in his last 26 at-bats.

He got off to a slow start, but his recent streak has his batting average at .221 on the year with four home runs and 22 RBIs.

"He's swinging the bat good. He's been a bright spot for us this week," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "Finally looks like he's getting going."

Jamal Collier is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

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