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Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

With four hits Sunday and two more Monday (including a homer), Carlos Ruiz is once again making the month of August his own. He is hitting .340 this month (16-47), while the rest of the Phillies are hitting .199 (101-507).

Since 2009, Ruiz' line in August reads .311/.369/.489 ... And in 39 August games dating back to Aug. 29, 2010, he is hitting .331.

 

 CARLOS RUIZ' AUGUST STATISTIC (Thru 8/19/13)
 Year      G    AB    R      H  2B  HR  RBI    Avg  .  OBA    Slg.
 2007    18      56      8      16      5      1    10  .286  .394  .500  
 2008    19    46    9    11    2    1    2  .239  .364  .348
 2009    20    59  11    18    6    3  11  .305  .391  .559
 2010    26    84  11    25    5    3  17  .298  .372  .488
 2011    20    70    9    23    4    1    6  .329  .365  .429
 2012      1      4    0      0    0    0    0  .000  .000  .000
 2013    15    47    5    16    3    2    4  .340  .367  .532
 Totals    119  366  53  109  25  11  50  .298  .372  .473

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