Norichika Aoki went 2-for-5 with one RBI, a run scored and a stolen base during the Royals' 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

Aoki just looks like a more confident hitter here in the second half of the season and is starting to shed the doubt of his fantasy owners as he has now hit safely in five of his last six games with one home run, seven RBI, five runs scored and a stolen base in that span. He still has a ways to go before truly redeeming himself but at least there's improvement happening and hope for more on the horizon.ANALYST: Howard Bender