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Tulowitzki not fazed by streaks or slumps

Tulowitzki not fazed by streaks or slumps

Tulowitzki not fazed by streaks or slumps

PHILADELPHIA -- If one asks Troy Tulowitzki about his success in the second half of seasons, he will say that's just baseball.

"I don't see it as a grind," Tulowitzki said. "I guess when you have as many injuries as I have had, you understand how great it is just to play. I love this game, I love to play it, and that's something I've learned the older I've gotten."

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Tulowitzki has begun to find the groove that has made him one of the game's most feared hitters. Over his seven-game hit streak entering Wednesday night's game against the Phillies, Tulowitzki hit .407 (11-for-27) with home runs in back-to-back games against Philadelphia. That marked the fifth time he hit home runs in back-to-back games this year and 25th in his career.

"It's baseball," Tulowitzki said. "Sometimes you're comfortable, and sometimes you're off. A couple weeks ago I was off a little bit. It comes and goes. As you get older you understand that a little better."

Tulowitzki extended his hitting streak with a single in the first inning Wednesday.

Michael Radano is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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