Cave went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three total RBI in Wednesday's win over Detroit. Cave hasn't exactly been a consistent offensive threat for the Twins this season, and he entered Wednesday's action having hit just two homers all season long. This was also just his sixth multi-hit game of the campaign, likely rendering the performance more of an outlier.
Cave went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and another RBI during Wednesday's win against the White Sox. Cave got the scoring started with a solo home run off Reynaldo Lopez in the second inning. The 27-year-old has two long balls on the season, both which have been against Lopez. Overall, he's hitting .225/.286/.352 with 11 RBI.
Cave is not in Tuesday's lineup against Cleveland. He has been the primary replacement for Byron Buxton (shoulder) and has a modest five-game hitting streak, although he also has a 7:0 K:BB and does not have an extra-base hit over those five games. LaMonte Wade will start in center field and bat sixth.
Cave will start in center field and will bat eighth Sunday against the Royals. The Twins have seemingly settled on Cave as the primary replacement in center field for the injured Byron Buxton (shoulder). Since Buxton was placed on the injured list Thursday, Cave has started every game in center, going 4-for-13 with five strikeouts.
Cave went 1-for-5 with a double in Wednesday's win over the Brewers. He's hitting just .143 (4-for-28) with a .558 OPS in eight games this season. Cave got the start in right field with Max Kepler getting a day off. After getting three hits in his first two games, including a home run, Cave is just 1-for-19 over his last six games with two walks. With Byron Buxton healthy, Cave has moved to a reserve role and will get occasional starts.
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