Polanco went 1-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base and two runs scored in Friday's 7-5 extra-inning win over Texas. Polanco drew a walk, stole second and scored the third run of Minnesota's three-run rally in the 10th inning. The 27-year-old has recorded steals in each of the last two games after previously not attempting a stolen base since May 16. He's now slashing .254/.319/.441 with nine home runs, 30 RBI, 39 runs scored and five steals across 263 plate appearances.
Polanco went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Astros. Polanco hit a two-run home run off Luis Garcia in the fifth inning to lengthen the Twins' lead. In addition, he added a pair of singles and a third RBI in the game. The 27-year-old is slashing .251/.320/.447 with nine homers, 30 RBI and a team-leading 33 runs scored. He also has three stolen bases this season. Saturday was his fifth multi-hit game in June.
Polanco is not in the starting lineup Friday against the Astros, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Polanco will get his first rest of June during Friday's series opener. Nick Gordon will start at second base and bat seventh.
Polanco went 2-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI in Wednesday's 9-6 loss to the Yankees. Polanco homered in the third inning off Gerrit Cole and he hit the foul pole in the ninth inning off Brooks Kriske. He has eight long balls this season, but four have come in the last nine games. The 27-year-old is slashing .242/.310/.430 with eight home runs, 27 RBI, 31 runs and three steals in 232 plate appearances. His 31 runs lead the Twins.
Polanco went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs scored in Friday's 14-5 loss to the Royals. Polanco's home run didn't mean much since the Twins were already down 13-1, but it was his second straight multi-hit game and he now has hits in six of his last eight contests. Overall, the 27-year-old is slashing .243/.318/.418 with six homers, 24 RBI, 29 runs scored and three stolen bases to go along with a 20:37 BB:K. He has not been hitting the ball as well in comparison to recent years, but at least Polanco is taking his walks. He owns a 9.6 percent walk rate, which is on pace to be the highest he's had in a full season since entering the league in 2014.
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