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Cozart's hitting streak snapped at seven

Cozart's hitting streak snapped at seven

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CINCINNATI -- Reds shortstop Zack Cozart extended his hitting streak to seven on Monday with a long solo home run to the upper deck in left field, but he went 0-for-4 in Tuesday's 4-0 loss. Cozart's seventh homer of the season came in the fourth inning of Monday's 4-1 victory against the Pirates.

Cozart, who batted second Tuesday after hitting seventh Monday, entered the night batting .326 (31-for-95) over his previous 23 games.

"He's been swinging better and is being more aggressive," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "We definitely need him. We need everybody, especially in the top of the order, you need him as a double leadoff man. Down in the order, you need him to roll the lineup over and drive in some runs. He's equally as important no matter where he's hitting."

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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