Roberts fit to be tied
Brian Roberts tied the alltime MLB record for doubles by switch-hitter in a single season on Tuesday night, when he sent a bouncer skidding up the right-field line. That gave Roberts 55 doubles for the season, tying the mark Lance Berkman set for Houston in 2001. If he gets five more doubles this season, Roberts will tie the alltime mark for second basemen.
Roberts also had a chance at a double in the early innings but was thrown out at second. Baltimore’s second baseman extends his franchise record with every double he nets and is one of four players alltime who have had three 50-double seasons. The only others in that group are Hall-of-Famers Paul Waner, Tris Speaker and Stan Musial.
– Spencer Fordin