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Cozart feeling good at plate, seeing results

Cozart feeling good at plate, seeing results

SAN FRANCISCO -- Reds shortstop Zack Cozart has notched four RBIs in the first three wins over the Giants in the series. Cozart's two-run single lined to center field in the top of the 11th inning broke up a tie game and led to a 7-3 victory. He also drove in the first run of both Thursday's and Friday's wins.

"It's nice," Cozart said. "It's been probably a month and a half now that I've felt pretty good for the most part at the plate."

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Cozart, who came into Sunday batting .233, started the season 0-for-22 and was batting only .180 through the first month. He's been gradually producing and trying to climb out of that early hole. He's been trying to stay on the ball to hit it hard to the middle or opposite field.

"Overall, I think I've had pretty good at-bats, consistently, for a month and a half," Cozart said. "If I keep doing that, I'll start getting hits like I did the last couple of at-bats."

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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