Santana went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and two walks Wednesday in the Indians' 5-3 loss to the Athletics. Francisco Lindor tied Santana for the team lead when he slugged his seventh home run of the season in the first inning, but Santana reclaimed sole possession of first place after taking Chris Bassitt deep in the bottom of the third. The first baseman has been the Indians' best all-around hitter throughout the season, but he's been particularly productive over his last six starts. During that span, he's gone 8-for-18 with three home runs, seven RBI, five runs and an 8:2 BB:K.
Santana went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Mariners. Santana's three-game homer streak may have come to an end Thursday, but he still came through with a home run in the eighth inning Saturday to give the Indians the lead for good. The 33-year-old is slashing .321/.429/.509 with five home runs, 19 RBI and a 19:20 BB:K in 30 games.
Santana went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Marlins. He's only got four homers on the year, but three of them have come in the last three games. Impressive as the power display is, Santana's .323/.432/.495 slash line through 28 contests is downright shocking, and the 33-year-old is hitting nearly 100 points higher than he did in 2018.
Santana went 3-for-5 with a run, an RBI and a stolen base in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against Atlanta. After taking advantage of Friday's rainout to get officially sworn in as a brand new American citizen, Santana celebrated with his sixth multi-hit performance of the season. The 33-year-old isn't showing his age, slashing .407/.521/.542 with a homer, a steal, 12 RBI and 13 runs over 18 games.
Santana (hamstring) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Braves. Santana missed the previous game with a tight hamstring but is back in action after the Indians had two consecutive days off. He may not be called upon in both halves of Saturday's doubleheader, but he'll hit cleanup and play first base in the afternoon contest.