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Fowler adjusting to No. 8 spot in lineup

Fowler adjusting to No. 8 spot in lineup

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Fowler adjusting to No. 8 spot in lineup
DENVER -- Center fielder Dexter Fowler said he spoke with Chone Figgins of the Mariners, who asked him about hitting eighth in the National League.

Fowler said it was difficult, to which Figgins responded he would rather hit ninth, behind the pitcher and with a leadoff hitter who presumably can run behind him.

"I said, 'You make a good point,'" Fowler said. "It's hard hitting eighth, especially if you haven't done it before. Sometimes you don't get any pitches to hit."

Fowler, who was not in the lineup Sunday, has hit eighth 12 times this season. He's batting .238 with five doubles, three triples, four homers, 18 RBIs and 17 runs scored. And with a team-leading 17 walks, Fowler has an on-base percentage of .344. Fowler also has 28 strikeouts.

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