DeJong went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and four RBI in Friday's 12-11 win over the Reds. His two-run shot off Robert Stephenson in the seventh inning actually proved to be the game-winning hit for the Cards. DeJong has now homered in consecutive games after going more than a month without leaving the yard, and the shortstop is slashing .254/.334/.444 on the year with 15 home runs and 44 RBI in 94 games.
DeJong went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, two runs and three RBI to help the Cardinals to a 7-4 victory over the Reds on Thursday. The 25-year-old hadn't gone yard since June 16, but he ended the lengthy drought with this fifth-inning two-run shot off Tanner Roark. He got off to a blistering start to the season and cranked five long balls in June, but DeJong has cooled off considerably since then, slashing .251/.333/.432 overall through 354 at-bats, so hopefully this is a sign he's ready to get his power stroke back on track.
DeJong is out of the lineup for Sunday's game versus the Diamondbacks, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports. DeJong started the last 26 games for the Cardinals but will head to the bench for Sunday's series finale. The 25-year-old has struggled with a .605 OPS in that stretch. Yairo Munoz is starting at shortstop and batting second in his place.
DeJong went 2-for-5 with an RBI ground-rule double in a loss to the Athletics on Tuesday. DeJong drove home Matt Carpenter with his second-inning two-bagger, extending the Cardinals' lead to 3-1 at the time. The 25-year-old shortstop was battling a 2-for-25 skid over his previous six games coming into Tuesday's contest, so perhaps his fifth multi-hit effort of the month will be the start of a turnaround.
DeJong went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs in a win over the Mets on Sunday. The blistering hot shortstop came through in the clutch to snap a 3-3 tie in the eighth, slugging a 375-foot solo blast to left that proved to be the difference in the game. After squaring up for just three homers in all of May, DeJong already has five in June, with three of those round trippers coming in the last four games.
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