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McCarthy, D-backs enjoy big week

Jake McCarthy raised his batting average 22 points in a week, going 7-for-19 while playing six games for the Arizona Diamondbacks from Saturday through Friday night.

The Scranton High graduate went 1-for-3 with an RBI Friday during a 5-2 loss in Atlanta, ending the night with his average at .254.

Atlanta ended a three-game winning streak by Arizona, which is still 5-2 since reaching the All-Star Break at 40-52.

McCarthy has two doubles, two walks, five runs scored and two RBI while striking out just once in the six-game stretch.

The outfielder has 8 doubles, a triple, 3 homers, 3 stolen bases, 24 runs and 11 RBI in 42 games in his second Major League Baseball season. McCarthy, who will be 25 Saturday, had 2 homers, 4 RBI and a .220 average in 24 games last season. He was the 39th overall pick of the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft by the Diamondbacks.

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