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Carlos Santana went 1-for-2 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and three walks during the Indians' 9-0 rout of the Orioles on Saturday.
Now this was more like a game we're used to seeing from Santana as he reached base four times after having drawn three walks. He's still only batting .160 on the year and this was his first home run in 10 games, but it's difficult to imagine that his BABIP is going to sit at .177 all year. The bounces will go his way soon enough.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Matt Duffy went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run against Milwaukee on Tuesday.
Duffy has a five-game hit streak going and has homered twice in those five games. His .361 BABIP will tail off, but he could still hit .255-.260, which is about average in mixed leagues. The real question is whether he can keep hitting for power. His HR/FB rate won’t hold, but he’s also hitting very few fly balls so far. If he elevates the ball a bit more, he could continue to provide some pop. Analysis: Brett Talley