Rookie Dietrich flashing his power

Rookie Dietrich flashing his power

CHICAGO -- Marlins rookie Derek Dietrich gave the White Sox fits during their weekend series. While he went hitless on Sunday, he smacked home runs in the first two games of the series, including a game-tying shot in the ninth on Saturday.

His two home runs in the series gives him three long balls that have either tied a game or given the Marlins a lead, which is tied for second among all Major League rookies behind Braves catcher Evan Gattis' seven. The second baseman's three home runs this month are tied with Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado and Dodgers outfielder Scott Van Slyke for fourth among rookies.

After Sunday, Dietrich is hitting .232 with seven RBIs, and he saw his streak of reaching base end at 14 games.

"I've been competing every at-bat," Dietrich said. "That's what I try to do -- get on base, shake it up and try to help the team win."

Ethan Asofsky is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.