Wendle went 2-for-4 with two RBI and one run in Tuesday's win during Game 3 of the ALCS against the Astros. Wendle had gone 0-for-9 with six strikeouts over the last four games, but he took part in the Rays' five-run rally during the sixth inning Tuesday to put the team within one win of advancing to the World Series. The 30-year-old has a .357 OBP with two RBI and one stolen base during these playoffs.
Wendle is out of the lineup Wednesday for Game 2 of the Rays' wild-card series with the Blue Jays, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. Wendle ended the regular season in an everyday role at third base, but he may morph into more of a utility man during the postseason with Yandy Diaz (hamstring) back from the injured list. Though Wendle drew the start at the hot corner and went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run Tuesday in Tampa Bay's 3-1 win, he'll cede the position to Diaz in Game 2.
Wendle went 2-for-5 with a go-ahead two-run single and a run in a win over the Phillies on Friday. Wendle snapped a 4-4 tie in the eighth inning with his timely single that plated Hunter Renfroe and Yoshi Tsutsugo, which ultimately proved to be the margin of victory for the Rays. The two-hit effort was Wendle's fourth in the last five contests, part of a torrid seven-game stretch during which he's hitting .480 with two doubles, two home runs, six RBI, two stolen bases, one walk and three runs across 27 plate appearances.
Wendle went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Wednesday's 8-5 win over the Mets. Wendle opened the scoring with a solo shot in the second inning off Mets starter Michael Wacha. The infielder now has four homers, eight stolen bases, 14 RBI and 22 runs scored in 48 contests.
Wendle went 2-for-4 with a stolen base Tuesday in the Rays' 5-2 loss to the Mets. The 30-year-old came through with his third straight two-hit day, lifting his season-long batting average to .280. Wendle isn't known for being a prolific speedster, but he was once again opportunistic as a base runner Tuesday, as he and Willy Adames executed a successful double steal in the sixth inning. He's now up to eight stolen bases on the season, matching his total from 2019 in almost 100 fewer plate appearances.
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