Santana went 3-for-5 with a double, a run and two RBI Saturday at the Twins. Santana's RBI double gave the Indians a 3-1 lead in the fifth inning, but the Tribe would squander the lead and eventually go on to lose. He's now hit safely in his last 13 games, and he's slashing .257/.352/.497.
Santana went 2-for-4 with a double and scored the Indians' only run in Sunday's drubbing at the hands of the Blue Jays. He was the only Cleveland hitter to have any real success against J.A. Happ. Santana's now begun July with three straight two-hit games, boosting his slash line on the season to .245/.342/.480.
Santana hit his second homer in as many days-- his 18th on the season-- as part of a 2-for-3 day Saturday versus the Blue Jays that also included a walk. The veteran slugger's season line is now up to .242/.340/.477 following the performance, and he also has back-to-back multi-hit efforts. Santana is also just one round-tripper away from equaling his 2015 total in that category, although it notably took him 550 at-bats to accomplish that feat last season.
Santana went 2-for-8 with a double, game-winning, 19th-inning homer, walk and two runs in Friday's 2-1 victory. The veteran slugger mercifully put an end to the marathon contest with a shot off infielder Darwin Barney in the 19th inning, sending the weary Indians to their 14th consecutive victory. Santana has now hit safely in four of the last five contests, and seven of his last nine.
Santana is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Braves. With the Indians playing in Atlanta on Wednesday, the Indians could only play one of Santana and Mike Napoli, and they opted for Napoli in this matchup. The Tribe will return to an American League ballpark Thursday in Toronto, at which point Santana should be back in the mix.