Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/23/12
Jason Kubel is making a strong case for inclusion in the NL MVP conversation. Kubel had four home runs in the final two games of the Diamondbacks' three-game weekend sweep of Houston and, thanks to seven RBIs in those games, moved into the NL lead with 71 RBIs. Kubel had three homers and six RBIs in a 12-3 victory over Houston on Saturday, and admitted he was swinging to become the 15th player in modern major league history to hit four in a game when he struck out in the eighth inning. "Absolutely was," Kubel said with a smile. "I got caught trying to hit it as hard as he was throwing it." Kubel, who missed four starts with a tight right hamstring, followed with a bases-empty home run in the second inning of an 8-2 victory over the Astros on Sunday. Kubel also singled in a seven-run sixth inning and tripled in the seventh. Kubel homered to left field, left-center and right field Saturday, using an all-fields approach that is one of the reasons he felt Chase...
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