DETROIT -- Gordon Beckham has knocked out four doubles and two homers among his 17 hits. The second baseman has shown extra-base potential throughout his career, averaging 25 doubles and 11 homers per season.
But Beckham is focused more on being a good hitter, as opposed to being a good power hitter.
"When I'm doing the right thing, the extra-base hits happen," Beckham said. "They are going to come, so that's one thing you can't worry about. You have to let that naturally happen.
"I don't try to say, 'I'm going to hit this here.' I'm just going up there getting ready to hit and getting into a good position and letting it loose and hoping that it goes in the gap or goes over a fence or finds a hole or something like that. I don't really care where it goes."
Before Sunday's tilt, Beckham was 8-for-17 in May, with five RBIs and four runs scored. He has put the worries of hitting behind him and just let his natural ability take over.
"There's only so much you can worry about and I finally just said, 'I'm tired of doing it,'" Beckham said. "I want to do what I know how to do. I don't want to let anything else muddy that water, I guess is what I would say."