Dixon went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 13-4 loss to Cleveland. Miguel Cabrera and Dixon went back-to-back in the second inning to make it 2-2, but Detroit's offense couldn't keep up from there. Dixon has been a pleasant surprise for the Tigers so far this season, as he's slashing .288/.305/.512 with seven home runs in 40 games. He slashed .178/.218/.356 with five home runs in 74 games with the Reds last year.
Dixon went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Royals. Dixon also struck out twice, and he's now whiffing 33.9 percent of the time this season. While the 27-year-old does have a nice .289/.305/.509 slash line with six home runs, his high strikeout rate combined with a high BABIP (.397 entering Tuesday) suggest that some regression could be coming.
Dixon went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Thursday's 6-1 loss to the Rays. Dixon entered the game on a mini 1-for-13 slump over his past three contests, but he snapped out of the funk and raised his batting average to .296 with the two hits. A high BABIP is fueling a lot of Dixon's success, so some regression is likely coming, but he figures to hold onto a regular role with the Tigers as long as he keeps hitting.
Dixon went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run Wednesday against the Orioles. Dixon took Branden Kline deep in the ninth inning to give the Tigers a 4-2 victory. It was his fifth home run of the season and second in his past five games. He's also put together a seven-game hitting streak, raising his average to a solid .306 mark across 75 plate appearances. Dixon has appeared mostly at first base this season, though the Tigers have recently given him playing time in left field and third base, indicating that they want to find Dixon more consistent playing time.
Dixon went 1-for-3 with a walk, a double and two runs scored in Monday's 5-3 loss to the Orioles. Making his first start of the season at third base, Dixon continued to produce at the plate. The 27-year-old is now slashing .313/.343/.578 through 64 at-bats, and his solid play should lead to more playing time on a Detroit team that has been struggling to score runs consistently.
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