Aug 30, 2010, 3:14 PM EDT
Not only does Omar Infante (and his .341 batting average) still loom as a potential Triple Crown spoiler if he can get near the plate appearances necessary to qualify for the batting title, Carlos Gonzalez of the Rockies has emerged as a Triple Crown darkhorse himself.
Gonzalez has taken over the batting average lead at .326, just narrowly ahead of Joey Votto at .325 and Albert Pujols and .320, and ranks just five RBIs behind Pujols for the league lead.
Gonzalez trails Pujols by six homers, which is why he’s not quite fully in the Triple Crown discussion for now, but he’s one big week away from making it a three-man race for the first Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967.
BATTING AVERAGE Carlos Gonzalez .326 JOEY VOTTO .325 ALBERT PUJOLS .320 HOME RUNS ALBERT PUJOLS 35 JOEY VOTTO 32 Adam Dunn 32 Carlos Gonzalez 29 RUNS BATTED IN ALBERT PUJOLS 95 JOEY VOTTO 93 Carlos Gonzalez 90
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