Gardner went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Red Sox. He was the only member of the Yankees to break through against young southpaw Eduardo Rodriguez, taking him deep with a 415-foot shot to left in the third. The round-tripper was notably the veteran outfielder's first since May 18. Gardner is following up a strong June during which he slashed .323/.390/.366 with a solid July, now having posted multi-hit efforts in five of the last 11 games.
Gardner is starting in left field and batting leadoff Friday against Cleveland, Brendan Kuty of NJ Advance Media reports. Gardner, usually in the two-hole, will be bumped up to bat leadoff with Jacoby Ellsbury batting second in the order. It appears to just be a minor shake up as Gardner and Ellsbury commonly bat consecutively at the top of the order. Gardner has been producing well lately, slashing .286/.333/.329 with 10 runs over his last 16 games.
Gardner went 4-for-6 and scored twice in a win Tuesday over the White Sox. Gardner was mired in a 4-for-27 slump over his past six games before busting out in Tuesday's blowout win. He mashed his 11th double as part of the big game, but he's still struggling to find his power stroke. Gardner hasn't homered since May 18 and is at risk of posting his first season with single-digit home runs since 2013.
Gardner went 3-for-4 in Saturday's 2-1 victory over the Twins. A day after going 0-for-5 with a strikeout, Gardner bounced back with his third multi-hit effort over the last five games. The performance extended what's been a banner month for the 32-year-old, one that's seen him slash .338/.422/.394 and raise his average 47 points in the process.
Gardner went 2-for-3 with two walks and two runs in Tuesday's 8-4 loss to the Rockies. Gardner surprisingly wasn't able to utilize his speed, going without a steel attempt despite getting on base four times. The 32-year-old outfielder is starting to heat up, scoring four times while reaching base on seven occasions in his last three games.
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