Merrifield went 2-for-4 with a walk, two doubles and two runs scored Saturday against the Twins. Merrifield extended his hitting streak to six games, during which he has gone 8-for-24 with four RBI, 10 runs scored and five stolen bases. His 81 runs scored are a career-best mark and he currently leads the American League with 36 steals.
Merrifield went 1-for-3 with two walks, two runs scored and a stolen base Thursday against the Twins. Merrifield remained aggressive on the basepaths and has now swiped six bags in his past six starts. As a result, he leads the American League in steals (36) and is just two shy of major-league leader Trea Turner. He's supplemented that production with an impressive on-base percentage (.367) and 78 runs scored across 563 at-bats.
Merrifield went 2-for-4 with an RBI, two runs and two stolen bases in Tuesday's win over the White Sox. Merrifield stole second in the fifth inning and proceeded to steal third on a double-steal to give him 33 stolen bases on the year. Merrifield now ranks second in the majors in steals and his .303 batting average and 74 runs both rank within the top 10 among MLB second basemen. He also leads his team in doubles (36) and on-base percentage (.366) to round out what has been another highly productive season.
Merrifield went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Monday's win over the White Sox. Merrifield led off the first with his 12th home run of the season. He had been slumping lately with just three hits in his last 27 at-bats, but hopefully the homer will snap him out of his slump. He remains one of the best second basemen in baseball with his .302 average and 31 steals.
Merrifield went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in the Royals' 5-4 win over the Orioles on Saturday. Merrifield took Orioles closer Mychal Givens deep in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Royals the walkoff win. The second baseman has recorded exactly two hits in five of his last six starts, boosting his season average to .311, which ranks fifth among all qualified hitters in the American League. Merrifield has supplemented the excellent average with 29 steals, placing him in a tie for fourth place in the majors.
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