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Quentin reversing course on slow start

SAN DIEGO -- Carlos Quentin looked fooled on the pitch, and all his weight was out on his front foot, but he was still able to drive the ball to left field and turn it into a double to lead off the fifth inning of Saturday's game against the Blue Jays.

Quentin followed that up with a rolling catch in the sixth inning to take a hit away from the Blue Jays' Adam Lind.

Things are starting to go right for Quentin, who went 2-for-3 with a walk and two doubles on Saturday. During the past 11 games, he's hitting .324 with a .429 on-base percentage. Seven of his 11 hits during that time have gone for extra bases (six doubles and one home run). Quentin's batting average stood at .222 entering Sunday's game.

"He's starting to show signs of the player that he is," manager Bud Black said. "I'm liking the swings he's taking, the bat speed's there. He's just missed some pitches over the past couple weeks, but he's also squaring some up, too.

"When he's right, he's a force. We need him right."

Jamal Collier is an associate reporter for
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