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Josh Hamilton went 3-for-5 with three doubles, two RBI and two runs scored against the Rangers on Thursday.
Hamilton broke out of his recent slump in a big way on Thursday, recording his first extra-base hit in over a week. Despite his recent struggles, Hamilton is still hitting .293 through 164 at-bats, which is an encouraging sign as we head into the All-Star break. As long as he can stay off the trainer's table there is still plenty of juice left in his tank to put up some big numbers in the second half, now that the Angels offense is working on all cylinders. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
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