Candelario went 3-for-4 with an RBI triple in Thursday's win over Baltimore. Candelario had already singled twice when he drove in Eric Haase with his three-bagger in the seventh inning. It gave Candelario five hits over his last two outings and extended his hitting streak to a modest four games. The 27-year-old has been particularly useful in OBP leagues, slashing .273/.358/.411 with seven home runs and 35 RBI in 402 plate appearances on the year. Candelario his hitting .315 with a .987 OPS over his last 15 games.
Candelario went 2-for-5 with a walk, two doubles, two runs scored and three RBI in Wednesday's win over the Twins. Candelario drove in three of Detroit's 17 runs in the series-clinching win. The 27-year-old infielder is now up to 34 RBI this season, and fantasy managers would certainly like to see more in that category the rest of the way. Candelario is batting a solid .268 and usually occupies a spot in the middle of the team's order, so he's certainly capable of boosting his counting stats, especially if his teammates are locked in like they were Wednesday.
Candelario went 1-for-3 with two walks and a three-run home run in Saturday's 9-8 loss to the Royals. He took Carlos Hernandez deep in the third inning, helping stake the Tigers to a 5-0 lead that Casey Mize and the bullpen couldn't make stick. Candelario hasn't had the breakout some people anticipated after his strong 2020 performance, but he may be finding that form again -- he's hit safely in seven straight games, batting .375 (9-for-24) with two of his seven homers on the year.
Candelario went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and an RBI double in Sunday's 7-0 win over Minnesota. Candelario provided his RBI double in the third inning to cap off a three-run rally. He added extra insurance in the seventh inning with his sixth homer of the season. The 27-year-old has added 21 doubles, 27 RBI, 39 runs scored and a .264/.347/.389 slash line through 354 plate appearances. He remains a bit on the soft-hitting side -- Sunday's homer was just his second since May 18 -- but he's gotten on base at a healthy clip in 2021.
Candelario went 2-for-3 with a walk, two doubles and a run scored in Monday's win over the Rangers. Candelario continued a good recent run, as he now has six hits in his last 11 at-bats, pushing his season average up to .270. The infielder doesn't offer a ton of power, as he only has four home runs in 74 games this year, but he's been one of Detroit's most consistent hitters since the beginning of 2020. He should remain in the lineup most days moving forward and produce decent counting stats.