Extra work paying off in big way for Andrus

Extra work paying off in big way for Andrus

ARLINGTON -- Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus is happy to be out of his recent funk.

Andrus, mired in an 0-for-26 skid, broke out in style in the Rangers' last four games, going 8-for-19 with three multi-hit games.

"I've been working with Clint [Hurdle] and Johnny Narron, they've been helping me a lot," Andrus said. "I've been talking to the guys and seeing what they've seen in my swing. When you're in a slump, you can't see your swing. So I kind of talked to everybody and kept swinging the ball. The last game in Boston I got my timing back."

In that Sunday game against the Red Sox, Andrus recorded three hits to break out of his slump, helping send the Rangers to a series victory in the process.

"You've got to learn how to fight through it, and he did," manager Ron Washington said. "You always catch second wind in this game. He really didn't have a break. I think facing [Jon] Lester Sunday and getting three hits certainly helped his confidence. Sometimes that's all it takes."

But Andrus credits the Rangers' success during the road trip as one of the biggest reasons as to why he's gotten back on track.

"I really didn't try and change anything in my swing," Andrus said. "We were winning at that moment, so it made everything easy for me."