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Wieters' bat hot since the All-Star break

Wieters' bat hot since the All-Star break

KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Matt Wieters' bat has sizzled coming out of the All-Star break, but the Orioles' catcher said he doesn't think the four days of rest over the break has anything to do with it.

Since the break, Wieters was 10-for-21 with four extra-base hits (two homers and two doubles), six runs and four RBIs entering Thursday's series finale in Kansas City. He also carried four consecutive multi-hit games into the final game of the team's seven-game road trip. During the streak, which is the longest of his career, he has raised his batting average 16 points to .247.

"The break definitely helped with the rest," Wieters said. "I don't know if it...