Baltimore Orioles: 4-2 – Mark Trumbo: .217 / 3 HRs / 3 RBIs
Trumbo and the Orioles had a tough week in the batter’s box. Taking their only divisional series this week by beating New York two games to one, Trumbo took charge homering twice and driving in a trio of runs in a 4-1 win. As well, he finished 3-for-5, while adding another home run and two RBIs in the 11-3 win over the Oakland A’s on Sunday.
Boston Red Sox: 3-3 – David Ortiz: .301 / 4 HRs / 8 RBIs
Ortiz ended the week with his first multi-home run game of the 2016 campaign. The 40 year old slugger, had five extra base hits and helped the Red Sox take a series in Chicago. His four runs, eight RBIs, and four home runs led all hitters in Boston, over the last seven days. Boston continues to keep pace with Orioles atop the AL East standings.
Toronto Blue Jays: 4-3 – Edwin Encarnacion: .269 / 2 HRs / 9 RBIs
In the series finale against the Texas Rangers, Encarnacion broke out going 3-for-4 with two doubles and six RBIs, including a three run shot to left center field. With the exception of the 12-2 rout of the Rangers in the last game of their set, Encarnacion and the rest of the Jays’ bats were quiet. Edwin finished the week reaching base 11 times including four walks.
Tampa Bay Rays: 4-1 – Curt Casali: .375 / 3 HRs / 4 RBIs
Hitting .375 in the month of May, Casali has raised his average from .146 to .203. Reaching base in every game this week, Casali accumulated six hits, three of them home runs. He has been the Rays’ most consistent player day in and day out and it looks as though he is in for a career May. Casali has reached base safely in each of his last 5 games.
New York Yankees: 3-3 – Brian McCann: .235 / 0 HRs / 4 RBIs
McCann was 4-for-17 during the week, making him the most efficient hitter with regards to batting average. As well he had four RBIs and was amongst five Yankees’ with five doubles this week. Taking two of three from the Red Sox, the Yankees tried to swing out of the basement but made no progress due to the stellar performance by the rest of the AL East.
David Ortiz launched himself to second all-time, behind only Ted Williams hitting his 454th home run for Boston.
What to Look For:
The Orioles have a date with the AL bottomfeeders, the Minnesota Twins, this week so their early season tear will hope to stay in tact.
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