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<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT000010503" title="Matt Wieters" href="/topic/sports/baseball/matt-wieters-PESPT000010503.topic">Matt Wieters</a> did a fine job of keeping <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT000010460" title="Chris Tillman" href="/topic/sports/baseball/chris-tillman-PESPT000010460.topic">Chris Tillman</a> focused after a five-run first inning Tuesday and swung the bat well all week. He closed out last weekend with a big three-run home run to help beat the A's, but delivered seven singles in 19 at-bats (.368) this past week in the games that he started behind the plate. Backup <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT000010451" title="Taylor Teagarden" href="/topic/sports/baseball/taylor-teagarden-PESPT000010451.topic">Taylor Teagarden</a> (pictured) was robbed of a potential two-run double by <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000221" title="Tampa Bay Rays" href="/topic/sports/baseball/tampa-bay-rays-ORSPT000221.topic">Rays</a> outfielder <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT003798" title="Matt Joyce" href="/topic/sports/baseball/matt-joyce-PESPT003798.topic">Matt Joyce</a> on Sunday, but delivered his second big extra-inning extra-base hit later in the game.<br>
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<b>Grade</b>: A-

( Getty Images / August 5, 2012 )

Matt Wieters did a fine job of keeping Chris Tillman focused after a five-run first inning Tuesday and swung the bat well all week. He closed out last weekend with a big three-run home run to help beat the A's, but delivered seven singles in 19 at-bats (.368) this past week in the games that he started behind the plate. Backup Taylor Teagarden (pictured) was robbed of a potential two-run double by Rays outfielder Matt Joyce on Sunday, but delivered his second big extra-inning extra-base hit later in the game.

Grade: A-

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