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David Murphy went 5-for-6 with three doubles, five RBI, and two runs scored as the Indians beat the Blue Jays 15-4 on Wednesday.
After going 1-for-15 over his last four games, Murphy posted his best performance of the season, finishing with more hits on Wednesday night than he has in his previous eight starts. He is now sitting on a .273 average with two homers and 24 RBI in his first season with the Tribe as he continues to dominate right-handed opposition (.307 BA). There is a chance he is still sitting on the waiver wire after a slow start, so if in search of outfield depth Murphy is a solid add while hitting at a high clip. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Jose Abreu was 0-for-4 on Saturday ending his seventeen game hitting streak.
During his seventeen hitting streak, Jose Abreu hit .318 and was only four short of his career high set last year in his rookie campaign. But he is now hitting .283 on the season and has fallen short on the power numbers so far this year. Abreu is hitting more ground balls (49.1%) this year yet his home run to fly ball ratio has fallen nine percentage points from 26.9 in 2014 to 17.1 this season. Since the whole offense has struggled, it is exacerbated when their best hitter is not hitting on all cylinders either. Abreu is solid, but maybe not worthy of the first round status he achieved after one season in the majors. Analysis: Greg Jewett