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Notes: Mark Reynolds hoping to have a strong 'back nine'

Notes: Mark Reynolds hoping to have a strong 'back nine'

Mark Reynolds entered Wednesday night’s game hitting .206 with just eight homers this season. The corner infielder has homered at least 30 times each of the last three years and had a team-high 37 in 2011. But right now he is tied with Nick Markakis for sixth on the club. He’s hit two since June 23. “I can’t put a finger on it. I work in the cage, my swing feels good, I feel comfortable at the plate and then it just doesn’t translate,” Reynolds said. “It’s tough being counted on to do something and you’re not doing it.” Reynolds has been maligned much of his career for shaky defense and his massive strikeout totals. But he’s...

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