Pham went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs overall in a win over the Angels on Sunday. Pham's 419-foot blast in the fifth inning snapped a 3-3 tie and helped extend his on-base streak to eight games. The hard-hitting outfielder has significantly picked up the pace after opening June with a 1-for-17 tally over his first five games of the month, as he's subsequently posted four multi-hit efforts and swatted a pair of homers over the last six contests.
Pham went 2-for-5 with a two-run single and a run in a loss to the Angels on Thursday. Pham opened the scoring with a timely fifth-inning hit. The success at the plate continued a modest but encouraging trend for Pham, who's erased a slow start to June by going 6-for-14 with a home run, three RBI and two runs over his last three games.
Pham went 3-for-5 in a loss to the Athletics on Wednesday. Although the three times Pham reached safely all occurred courtesy of singles, the fact the outfielder posted a multi-hit effort of any kind was a welcome sight. The 31-year-old had been mired in a 2-for-21 slump in June prior to Wednesday's game, although that did include a solo home run Pham had slugged in Tuesday's contest. The three-hit night only served to push his monthly average to .192, but it at least jump-started the process of reversing the 19-point tumble his season figure had already taken since the calendar flipped.
Pham went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the Athletics on Tuesday. Pham uncorked a mammoth 458-foot shot to left center to open the scoring in the first, his first round tripper since May 25. The veteran outfielder has been mired in a slump thus far in June, however, as Tuesday's blast was only his second hit over six games during the month. The 2-for-21 tally thus far over that stretch has served to quickly drop his average 19 points, but perhaps the long ball will serve as a launching pad for a resurgence at the plate.
Pham (wrist) will start in left field and bat second Sunday against the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Pham exited the front end of Saturday's doubleheader after getting hit on the wrist. While he was fortunate to avoid any structural damage and was merely diagnosed with a contusion, the Rays erred on the side of caution and held him out for the nightcap. Pham is apparently feeling well after reporting to the ballpark early Sunday, prompting manager Kevin Cash to sign off on his return to the lineup. He'll look to put an end to his 0-for-9 skid at the plate over his past three starts.
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