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Asche, Rupp compare first Major League hits

Asche, Rupp compare first Major League hits

Asche, Rupp compare first Major League hits

PHILADELPHIA -- Cody Asche and Cameron Rupp both hope to have long and successful big league careers.

They hope to pick up hundreds, if not thousands, of hits.

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The Phillies rookies recently compared their first big league hits. Asche reached on a bunt single Aug. 1 when Giants closer Sergio Romo slipped and fell trying to throw to first base. Rupp reached Tuesday on a bleeder up the third-base line. He then did a barrel roll after stumbling across first base.

Not exactly rockets into the gap, but they will take them.

"I think his was more of a hit than mine, but I didn't spill running to first base," Asche said. "They both count. I don't care. I'll take 3,000 of them."

Good point.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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