ACAA AL East Week 6 Recap

Weekly recap of the AL East


The Follow-Up:

Baltimore Orioles: 5-1 – Adam Jones: .520 BA / 4 HRs / 9 RBIs

Adam Jones had himself quite a week. Hitting a home run in four of the six games played he helped the Orioles capture five wins. His 13 hits, nine RBIs and four HRs led the Orioles. In fact, Jones drove in at least a run in every game this week, keeping the Orioles atop of the AL East.

Boston Red Sox: 6-1 – Jackie Bradley Jr.: .469 BA / 3 HRs / 15 RBIs

Two six RBI games helped Jackie Bradley Jr. capture an MLB leading 15 RBI week. His sixth inning grand slam against As’ marked the rout of the As and the awakening of the Red Sox offense. Five Boston hitters had double digit hits this week and Bradley was tied for the lead with 15. In addition, the center fielder had two doubles and a walk this week.

Toronto Blue Jays: 3-3 – Troy Tulowitzki: .375 BA / 3 HRs / 7 RBIs

The big signee for the Jays last season has awoken. After a very cold start, Tulo had a very much needed week. Tying the game on a deep two run home run in the eighth inning against the Rangers, Tulo capped off his week going three-for-five with two runs in the series finale. Tempers flared and dugouts cleared during a rough ridden eighth inning, resulting in ejections for both Bautista and Donaldson. Keep an eye on the rest of these series.

Tampa Bay Rays: 1-5 – Brandon Guyer: .360 BA / 2 HRs / 7 RBIs

Brandon Guyer’s two home run performance against the Oakland Atlethics was not enough as the Rays dropped five of six this week. Guyer drove in five runs and he has really heated up during the past weekend. The Rays were quiet this week topping only 26 runs. Guyer went 9-for-25 including six extra base hits.

New York Yankees: 5-2 – Carlos Beltran: .292 / 4 HRs / 4 RBIs

Beltran had six extra base hits this week. Four home runs and two doubles contributed to seven of his totals hits this week. Beltran helped the Yankees score seven runs in five games this week. His slugging percentage elevated from .455 to .485 and his on base percentage from .26t to .289.

The Dinger:

Both Jose Bautista and Josh Donaldson were ejected in the eighth inning, following up a bench clearing ball in Sunday;s season finale.

What to Look For: 

The Jays and Rays meet in Toronto for the third time this season.

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