Moustakas is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Braves. Moustakas will take a seat for Wednesday's series finale following a string of 22 consecutive starts. The infielder has collected a hit in all five games since the All-Star break, going 8-for-25 (.320) with three doubles, two RBI and five runs scored over that stretch. Tyler Saladino gets the start at third base in place of Moustakas on Wednesday.
Moustakas went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI in Tuesday's victory over the Braves. Moustakas has at least one hit in every game since the All-Star break, which has helped raise his batting average back up to .267. Moustakas has been in the lineup for every game in July, and he's hit lower than fourth in the order just once all month.
Moustakas went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in a 12-2 loss to the Pirates on Saturday. Prior to Saturday, the last hit Moustakas had was also a homer, but that was Tuesday. He came into the night having gone 0-for-13 in his last three contests. Moustakas has been struggling since the end of June, going 6-for-41 (.146) in his last 10 games. Overall, he's batting .263 with 25 home runs, 53 RBI, 53 runs and three steals in 320 at-bats this season.
Moustakas went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run Tuesday against the Reds. Moustakas took Tanner Roark deep in the sixth inning to record his 24th home run of the season. With three homers in his last 11 games, Moustakas has shown no signs of slowing down at the plate. He's pacing toward surpassing his previous career-best 38 long balls, and also has maintained a .569 slugging percentage across 338 plate appearances.
Moustakas went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Mariners. Moustakas swatted his 23rd long ball of the season, a solo shot off Wade LeBlanc in the sixth inning. The 30-year-old continues to put up impressive numbers in what may turn out to be his best season yet. Overall, he's slashing .280/.356/.584 with 23 home runs, 50 runs scored and 49 RBI.
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