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Swisher on a roll since end of May

Nick Swisher points to the sky after scoring

Nick Swisher points to the sky after scoring on his sixth inning solo home run. (July 23, 2011) Credit: David Pokress

Nick Swisher maintains he hasn’t changed his approach. But there’s no denying he looks much better at the plate of late.

He went 1-for-2 yesterday, homering for the second time in as many games — a shot off the facing of the upper deck in rightfield. He’s hitting .316 (50-for-158) since May 29.

“I’m just being myself, man,” Swisher said. “I don’t feel like I’m doing anything different. I just feel like I’m being patient, just waiting for my pitch, and when I get it, I’m not missing it.”

“Several weeks ago, he wasn’t swinging the bat well but he was getting a lot of walks and was having long at-bats, seeing a lot of pitches,” Brett Gardner said. “You could tell he was really locked, he was seeing the ball well and it was a matter of time before everything started to click.”

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