Dustin Pedroia had a slow start at the plate in the ALCS, but he roared back with seven hits in 13 at bats in the final three games, including a five-RBI effort in Game 7. The surge boosted his overall postseason batting average to .286. The Rockies' Kazuo Matsui has finally bloomed after leaving the Mets, with a .310 batting average in the postseason complemented by eight RBIs. He thrives at Coors Field; his OPS there is over 200 points higher than it is on the road.
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Dustin Pedroia had a slow start at the plate in the ALCS, but he roared back with seven hits in 13 at bats in the final three games, including a five-RBI effort in Game 7. The surge boosted his overall postseason batting average to .286. The Rockies' Kazuo Matsui has finally bloomed after leaving the Mets, with a .310 batting average in the postseason complemented by eight RBIs. He thrives at Coors Field; his OPS there is over 200 points higher than it is on the road.
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