Cruz went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer, a walk and two runs Saturday against the Rays. Cruz blasted his 31st bomb of the year to extend the Mariners' lead to five runs in a road victory. He's homered in back-to-back contests, and he's hit 10 homers this month to raise his slugging percentage to .571.
Cruz went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a homer, three runs and two RBI on Friday against the Rays. Cruz's 30th homer came in the ninth inning of a game the Mariners had wrapped up much earlier. The slugger's been carrying fantasy teams this month by smashing nine homers while hitting around .400.
Cruz went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 11-3 loss to the Orioles. Cruz's 29th bomb of the season came in the ninth inning and represented his fifth in the last seven games. The slugger has hit safely in each contest during that stretch and reached safely in 11 of 12 games overall in August. Monday's blast also allowed him to already exceed the seven homers he hit during all of July, while his 16 RBI during the month leave him just five short of reaching the 100-RBI milestone for the second straight campaign.
Cruz stayed hot Thursday, launching his 27th home run of the season in a loss to the Angels. He finished the night 1-for-4 with two RBI. The veteran slugger now has an American League-leading 90 RBI, putting him eight RBI ahead of Baltimore's Jonathan Schoop. His home run rate of 6.8 percent puts him slightly off last year's pace when he hit 43 home runs, but Cruz still has a chance to hit the 40-homer threshold.
Cruz went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the A's. He's been on a tear since the end of July, and Cruz is now hitting .389 (14-for-36) over his last nine games with six homers, nine runs and 12 RBI. The veteran slugger may not be able to reach the 40-HR plateau for the fourth straight season, but with 26 blasts on the year and 47 games to go, an extended hot streak would put him right back on pace.
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