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So by Tuesday, Nimmo was acutely aware that he was 0-for, struggling to hit balls with authority. He began taking pride in small victories -- grinding out a walk or hitting a line drive right at someone. That sort of dubious history was weighing on Nimmo as he stepped to the plate in the seventh inning with two men on base and two outs.
When Craig Stammen threw him a mph sinker on the outside corner, Nimmo jumped at it, lacing it to left-center field for a game-tying single. Had anyone but Wilson Ramos been the trail runner, the hit likely would have plated two. That feeling lasted only until Diaz walked a batter and allowed consecutive hits to put the tying run on third base with one out. An intentional walk of Machado brought up Eric Hosmer with the bases loaded.
But Hosmer was patient, laying off three close pitches and fouling away another to run the count full. The pitch, Miller confirmed to him, was a strike.
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