Reyes registers first four-hit game of season

Reyes registers first four-hit game of season

TORONTO -- Jose Reyes appears to be heating up again at the plate as he recorded a season-high four hits during Thursday night's 7-0 victory over the White Sox.

Reyes has at least two hits in each of his past three games. He also has six runs scored and three RBIs over that same span to become the spark plug Toronto needs at the top of its lineup.

The positive few games come after a stretch which saw Reyes go hitless in 19 at-bats. He was adamant during the cold spell that he wasn't going to change anything and would swing through the issues, and it appears that perseverance is starting to pay off.

"About time," Reyes said. "Nothing changed, just feel better now. I was struggling, but there was no doubt in my mind that I would get out of the slump. I never doubt myself, I always continue to work hard no matter how the season goes for me. I believe in my talent and I believe in what I can do on the field."

Reyes' performance Thursday night included a ball that went off the top of the wall in right-center field. It was an inch or two away from being a two-run homer, but instead he had to settle for the RBI triple. He went on to add three singles and has hit safely in nine of his past 15 plate appearances.

The 30-year-old became the second Blue Jays player this season to have a four-hit game. Melky Cabrera has done it twice, with the last time coming on May 20 against Boston.

"He was due, the last road trip he really cooled off," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "You'll see it with Jose, when he starts shooting some balls the other way, he did that last night, that shows he's staying on the baseball. You can still pull from that, but I think he was pulling off a bit during the road trip."

Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.