Simmons went 3-for-5 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's 9-3 win over the Mariners. The Angels faced an early three-run deficit, but Simmons came through with a game-tying single in the second and a go-ahead double in the fourth to help seal the win.The shortstop is hitting a career-best .312 and has struck out just 15 times all season versus 27 walks.
Simmons went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Thursday against the Red Sox. Simmons was one of the few bright spots for the Angels' offense Thurday as he blasted his fifth home run of the season. It was his first long ball and second extra-base hit since May 27, which has caused his slugging percentage to drop from a season-best mark of .530 all the way down to .435. However, he has remained productive by getting on base at a .375 clip, which has helped him chip in decent numbers aside from power production.
Simmons went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's loss to the Red Sox. Simmons provided a game-tying RBI double in the seventh inning to help erase a 6-0 deficit, but the Angels still ended up dropping their fifth straight. The 28-year-old is hitting just .226 in June, but he's now 7-for-16 (.438) over the last four games and is slashing .314/.376/.426 on the year.
Simmons went 2-for-5 with a pair of runs in a 7-6 loss for the Angels against the Blue Jays on Sunday. Simmons had yet to get going again following his return from the disabled list from an ankle injury, but he broke out in this contest with his first multi-hit effort in eight games since his return to the lineup. His four home runs and .421 slugging percentage mean he's not providing elite power numbers, but Simmons has proven to be a useful fantasy asset in other ways this season, hitting .308 with a .373 on-base percentage over his 247 at-bats.
Simmons (ankle) was able to take batting practice and run the bases Friday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. This is a significant step in Simmons' recovery process after he suffered a Grade 1 ankle sprain just over a week ago. No official word on an exact return date has been announced, but his ramped-up activity is a good sign that the shortstop can return soon. He is eligible starting Saturday.