Jaime Garcia

Three up, three down: A Dutch treat while the Mariners tread water

Three up, three down: A Dutch treat while the Mariners tread water

A look at what’s trending in Major League Baseball this week:

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Dutch treat: The best double-play duo this year? That would be Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros. Next best? Our vote goes to the unheralded duo of Jonathan Schoop and Andrelton Simmons, the second baseman and shortstop for the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic. The Netherlands did not win the WBC, but Schoop (Baltimore Orioles) and Simmons (Angels) are having career years. Schoop — born in Willemstad, Curacao, same as the Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen — entered play Saturday batting .300, ranking second in the American League with 84 RBIs and leading major...

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