Calhoun isn't starting Monday against the Orioles. Calhoun is getting a day off after he went 2-for-16 with two homers, four RBI and nine strikeouts over the last four games. Steven Duggar will take over in left field and bat seventh.
Calhoun went 2-for-4 with two home runs in Saturday's 7-3 win against the Mets. Calhoun's first long ball was a three-run shot that gave Texas its first lead in the second inning, and he added on to that with a solo homer in the fourth. Prior to Saturday, the veteran outfielder had been mired in a power drought, going deep just once over his previous 29 games. Calhoun has been a streaky hitter throughout his career, so he's worth keeping an eye on to see if Saturday's performance is the start of another hot period.
Calhoun went 2-for-4 with a walk, two RBI and two runs scored in Monday's 10-4 win over Kansas City. Calhoun is surging following a 15-game slump, during which he batted .136 (8-for-59). Over the six games since, the outfielder has matched the number of hits he had during the slump, going 8-for-23 (.348) with one home run, three doubles, six RBI and four runs scored. His season has been a roller coaster, and the ride is currently heading up.
Calhoun went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 7-0 win over the Phillies. Calhoun's two-run shot was the final blow in a four-HR game for the Rangers. The home run snapped a 20-game power drought for Calhoun, a stretch during which the outfielder had a .500 OPS. It's been a season of extreme peaks and valleys for Calhoun, whose monthly OPS values are .375 in April, 1.012 in May and .437 in June.
Calhoun isn't in the lineup Friday against the Tigers. Calhoun will get a day off after going .172 with two doubles, two RBI, a run and 11 strikeouts over the last seven games. Adolis Garcia will shift to right field while Leody Taveras starts in center.
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