Red-Hot Oeltjen Goes 4-for-4, Raises Big League Average To .500

By: Daniel Chanin & Associated Press Email
By: Daniel Chanin & Associated Press Email

PHOENIX (AP) - Trent Oeltjen extended his remarkable big league debut with four more hits, falling a homer shy of the cycle, and Alex Romero had two hits and two RBIs in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 6-2 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.

Oeltjen has 12 hits in his first 24 at-bats since his contract was purchased from Triple-A Reno to replace injured Justin Upton on Aug. 6. He has hit safely in all five of his major league games. Oeltjen also made a stellar catch in center field.

Oeltjen, a native of Sydney, Australia, singled and scored in a three-run third inning capped by Romero's two-run single. He tripled and scored in the fourth for a 5-2 Arizona lead.

Oeltjen's old teammate in Reno, Alex Romero, went 2-for-3 with two RBI.


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