Moving his hands away from his body has helped Alex Rios break out of a four-month slump.

But learning to hit the ball up the middle and not try to pull the ball every time has helped Rios make a steady climb in the final month of the season.

There was an exception Tuesday night, as Rios pulled a home run in the fifth inning of the Chicago White Sox's 3-0 win at Minnesota. But Rios is hitting the ball with more authority as he is batting .423 during a six-game hitting streak.