Bits: Wilin Rosario continues torrid stretch 

September, 24, 2012

Colorado Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario stroked three hits Sunday, the fourth consecutive game in as many days the rookie has done so. Rosario, 12-for-17 since Thursday, has hit 26 home runs this season, second to Mike Trout among rookies, but has also raised his .253 batting average to .274 in this span. This is a near top-five catcher curiously owned in fewer than half of ESPN's leagues.

Detroit Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer allowed three runs on six hits in five innings Sunday, his first outing since leaving his Tuesday start early after two innings with shoulder fatigue and inflammation. Scherzer, the MLB leader in strikeouts, was effective Sunday and should be left in lineups this week for a Minnesota Twins rematch, but keep expectations in check.