Abreu opened the game with a solo shot in the first inning, and ended up finishing the game 2 for 4 with one RBI and one run. It was his third home run in the last nine games, and gave him 28 for the season, to go with 70 RBI.
Abreu is hitting .284/.333/.627 in 306 at-bats through the first 78 games of his rookie season.Analysis:
Hosmer extended his hitting streak to nine games by going 1 for 2 with a home run, but he did extra damage without swinging the bat. Hosmer walked four times and scored twice in the win.
Hosmer has struggled through the first half of the season, but is hitting .400 with eight walks over his last nine games. He is hitting .260/.310/.366 in 369 at-bats overall.Analysis:
Teixeria's first dinger came in the fourth inning. Teixeira led off the inning against Josh Tomlin, and hit a 77 mph curveball out to right for the solo shot. He struck again the following inning. With one man on, Teixeira hit an 89 mph fastball from Tomlin out to right for the two-run shot. Teixeira finished 2 for 6, with two runs scored and three RBI.Analysis:
Pujols hit a go-ahead shot in the seventh inning. He worked a four-pitch at-bat against Aaron Loup. On the final pitch, he smashed a 94 mph fastball out to center for the two-run shot. Pujols also singled in the game. He finished 2 for 4, with two runs scored and two RBI.Analysis:
"I think he's the one guy who hasn't had a day off all year," Ausmus said, per MLive.com. "The best time would have been Sunday if they hadn't changed it to a night game, because historically he and David Price, the numbers are in Price's favor. But when they changed it to a night game, it kind of changed my thought process.
"It's tough to play matchups with Miggy because he hits most people. We're playing outside the division. We're actually playing outside the league, if you want to get technical. So that was kind of the thought process behind it."Analysis:
Swisher has smacked home runs in back-to-back games, and he's managed to pick up a hit in four straight games despite continuing to have issues with making contact (two strikeouts Tuesday). Swisher owns a .198/.286/.339 line with seven home runs and 32 RBI in 257 at-bats.Analysis:
Moss, who is hitless in his last seven at-bats, is on pace to rack up about 120 RBI this season.Analysis:
Singleton was just 1 for 24 over his previous seven games before exploding Monday, knocking a three-run home run in the fourth inning and adding an RBI double in the eigth. He has hit .188/.284/.385 with six home runs and 20 RBI in 117 at-bats.Analysis:
Davis was just 4 for 40 since hitting his last home run on June 23, and he was 0 for 4 Monday before slugging his two-run shot in the 11th inning. It's been a disappointing season for Davis, who continues to hover around the Mendoza line by hitting .201/.317/.394 with 14 home runs and 44 RBI in 264 at-bats.Analysis: