Santander went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 4-3 loss against the Twins. Santander helped the Orioles to an early lead with a second-inning home run. It was not enough to secure a win, however, as the Twins came roaring back late in the game. Santander leads Baltimore in homers with 15 on the year. The outfielder slashed .256/.314/.462 in June but is 1-for-8 to begin July. Santander is now batting .232 on the season.
Santander went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and an additional RBI in a 9-2 victory versus Seattle on Monday. Baltimore teed off for five long balls in the contest, and Santander's fourth-inning blast was the only one among those that wasn't a solo shot. The outfielder also plated a run in the ninth with a sacrifice fly. Santander has been turning on the power of late, swatting five homers over his past 11 games. He's up to 14 long balls on the campaign, putting him well on pace to surpass the career-high 20 homers he hit in 2019.
Santander is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the White Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. Santander is 2-for-15 with a solo home run and a walk across his past four games and will take a seat Saturday. Ryan McKenna will start in left field and bat fifth for Baltimore.
Santander went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 7-0 rain-shortened win over the Nationals. Santander has five multi-hit efforts in his last seven games, though he's gone hitless in the other two contests in that span. Four of those 10 hits have left the yard, giving him 13 homers on the year. The outfielder is up to a .246/.342/.440 slash line with 36 RBI, 31 runs scored and six doubles through 269 plate appearances. He should continue to play regularly in the corner outfield spots while also batting in the heart of the order.
Santander went 2-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Rays. Santander blasted a home run with two outs in the bottom of the first inning Sunday, and it proved to be crucial during the low-scoring matchup. The 27-year-old has recorded multiple hits in four of his last five games and has hit .400 with three home runs, five RBI and four runs during that time.
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