Stanton went 2-for-4 with two doubles and one RBI in the 3-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday. The Yankees were held to seven hits and Stanton provided the only RBI against a strong Rays pitching performance. The 6-foot-6 slugger has knocked four doubles over his last three games, giving him 57 extra-base hits and an .880 OPS in 532 plate appearances. However, he did strike out again, giving him a whopping 158 on the season.
Stanton went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk and a pair of runs in Saturday's victory over the Rangers. The homer, Stanton's 29th of the year, opened the scoring in the first inning off Drew Hutchison. He also singled and scored in the seventh. Stanton is very unlikely to get anywhere close to the 59 homers he hit last season, but he only needs nine more the rest of the way to post the second-highest total of his career. A second straight season with at least 40 home runs is very much within reach.
Manager Aaron Boone said Saturday that Stanton's hamstring tightness has not subsided since he began feeling it a week ago, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports. This issue has forced Boone to play Stanton primarily in the DH spot, which is where he's spent five of the past seven games. Unsurprisingly, he's listed as the Yankees designated hitter for Saturday's game against Texas as well. Though he's clearly fighting off the discomfort, it hasn't impacted Stanton's play, as he's hitting .276 with three home runs and eight RBI over those past seven games.
Stanton went 1-for-4 with a grand slam, a walk and a strikeout in Wednesday's win over the White Sox. Stanton broke open the game with his sixth career grand slam, turning a tie game into a 6-2 Yankees lead in the eventual four-run win. The reigning NL MVP has gone deep in consecutive contests to give him 27 homers on the year, and he ranks fifth in the American League with 73 RBI.
Stanton went 2-for-6 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's extra-innings win over the White Sox. Stanton's two-run homer -- his 26th of the year -- came in the 10th inning off Tyler Danish in a tie game the Yankees would go on to win in 13 innings. This was Stanton's fourth multi-hit game in his last six contests, and his slash line now sits at .279/.343/.513 on the year. Stanton has the third-most strikeouts (147) in the majors, but he nonetheless ranks in the top 10 among MLB outfielders in home runs, runs (70) and RBI (69).
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