Tweak in stance restores Giambi's power

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DENVER (AP) -- A week ago, Jason Giambi was mired in a monthlong slump, getting very little playing time with Todd Helton healthy again and not doing very much as an occasional pinch-hitter.

Now, he's one of the hottest hitters in the National League, having homered five times in six games heading into Wednesday night's action, and he's gearing up for plenty more at-bats with interleague play just around the corner.

Giambi said the secret is a more upright batting stance that allows him to see the ball better and bring his big bat through the zone quicker.