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If it wasn’t obvious by the numbers, despite the fact that they scattered 10 hits on Sunday, the rest of the team’s offensive contributions have been scarce.

Sunday few aspects of their performance were praise-worthy. LaRoche committed an error at first base. Tyler Moore went 0-for-4 to lower his average on the season to .127. Danny Espinosa was 0-for-4 to continue a miserable stretch in which he is 1-for-28.

Steve Lombardozzi led the way with his first three-hit game of the season. Span and Zimmerman joined him in the multi-hit category. Otherwise it was more starts and stops.

“You have to have a lot of patience sometimes in this job,” Johnson said. “The middle of the lineup is swinging the bat very good, and other guys look like they’re starting to come around. Sometimes it just takes time to jell.”