Franco went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Thursday against Cleveland. Franco took Eli Morgan yard in the fourth inning to record his eighth homer of the season. He also extended his hitting streak to four games, during which he's driven in four and also added a double. Overall, Franco is hitting .215/.253/.377 with 20 runs scored and 35 RBI across 261 plate appearances.
Franco isn't starting Monday's game against Cleveland, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. Franco went 0-for-10 with three strikeouts across the last three games. Pat Valaika will start at the hot corner and bat ninth.
Franco went 2-for-3 with a double in Wednesday's loss to the Mets. Franco now has 15 doubles on the year and he's now recorded three straight two-hit performances. That said, the third baseman is still struggling to show any sort of consistency at the plate and has also recorded four hitless appearances over his last nine games. Franco is hitting just .214 with a .631 OPS on the season.
Franco went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and a double during Tuesday's 10-3 win versus the Mets. The 28-year-old clubbed a three-run shot during the fifth inning to double Baltimore's lead, and he also hit his 14th double of the season in the second inning. Franco is 7-for-24 with two homers, two doubles, six RBI and four runs through six games in June.
Franco went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 7-4 win over Minnesota. The third baseman went deep in the sixth inning to give Baltimore some insurance. He's hit six homers with 26 RBI and 16 runs scored in 215 plate appearances this season. Franco still sports a poor .199/.247/.348 slash line, with a 6.1 percent walk rate and .209 BABIP both contributing to his overall struggles at the dish in 2021.
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