Ward went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and two walks Saturday in a loss to the Astros. The Angels mustered little offense against four Houston pitchers in the loss, but Ward did well in the leadoff spot by reaching base three times. His third-inning solo homer accounted for the only Los Angeles run of the game. The long ball broke a nine-game homer drought for Ward, but he has continued to hit well atop the order, batting .340 with two homers, six RBI, 10 runs and a stolen base over his past 12 games.
Ward went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a stolen base in Monday's 4-3 victory against the White Sox. Ward produced the key hit for Los Angeles in the contest, doubling in the seventh inning to knock in the tying and winning runs. The outfielder has continued his breakout campaign with an eight-game hitting streak during which he is slashing .394/.444/.576 with a home run, seven runs, five RBI and a stolen base. Ward has a .965 OPS overall this season, ranking sixth among AL batters with at least 150 plate appearances.
Ward went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Monday's 6-2 loss to the Royals. Ward accounted for the Angels' two runs in the game, hitting a solo shot in the third inning and an RBI single in the fifth. He was the only Angels batter to record multiple hits in the contest, his third such effort in his last eight games. The 28-year-old is up to a .313/.406/.578 slash line with 11 homers, 28 RBI, 35 runs scored and a stolen base across 192 plate appearances.
Ward went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in Sunday's 4-0 win over the Mariners. Ward snapped an 0-for-13 skid at the plate with this three-hit effort. He's now gone 11 contests without an extra-base hit, going 8-for-45 in that span (.178), which included a minimum stay on the injured list. The 28-year-old's strong Sunday allowed his slash line to rebound to .309/.404/.562, but it appears regression has taken hold a bit after he was one of the hottest hitters in the game over the first two months of the season. He's added 10 home runs, 26 RBI, a career-high 34 runs and a stolen base in 45 games.
Ward went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Mariners. All three of Ward's hits were singles, and that served well to set the table for both of Mike Trout's home runs in the contest. This snapped Ward's 0-for-8 skid at the plate in two games since he returned from the injured list. The 28-year-old outfielder is up to a .324/.427/.607 slash line with 10 home runs, 26 RBI, 32 runs scored and a stolen base across 171 plate appearances.
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