Miami Marlins second baseman Luis Arraez went 2-for-4 against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday, pushing his batting average over .400 for the season.

The 26-year-old singled in both the fifth and seventh innings to raise his average to .401 after beginning the game at .399.

The reigning American League batting champion, who was traded to the Marlins in the offseason, is tied for the ninth-highest average by a qualified hitter through his team’s first 62 games since 1941.


Arraez is chasing the .400 milestone, which hasn’t been achieved since Ted Williams hit .406 in 1941.

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