Blue Jays' Adam Lind a chart-buster

Adam Lind has started spraying the ball to all fields more this season, no doubt crossing up all of...

Adam Lind has started spraying the ball to all fields more this season, no doubt crossing up all of those advance scouts who chart where the balls land. (Reuters)

STEVE BUFFERY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:52 PM ET

TORONTO - Yu Darvish is one of the best pitchers in the American League.

On Saturday afternoon, Adam Lind treated the Texas Rangers ace like he was some dude throwing batting practice.

Then again, Lind has been unkind to pretty well every pitcher in the AL the past month or so.

As Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said following the Jays’ 4-3, 18-inning victory at the Rogers Centre on Saturday, Lind as been “unconscious” the past few weeks.

He went 3-for-3 against Darvish, who was pulled in seventh inning, and 4-for-7 on the day, with a walk and a run scored as Toronto’s DH. Lind now has nine multi-hit games in his past 14 games and has raised his batting average 104 points since May 20, from .238 to .342. Since May 7, he leads the majors a with .413 batting average (38-for-92)

“He’s been in some kind of groove,” said Gibbons. “After a slow April, he’s really picked it up. The last couple of weeks, he’s been unconscious and it’s great to see.”


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