Seattle Mariners: 5-2 – Robinson Cano: .548 AVG / 3 HR / 8 RBI
The veteran second-basemen had a tremendous week including a 4-5 game against the Astros including two home-runs and two RBIs. Cano continues his success for the season and at 33 years old, shows no signs of slowing down.
Texas Rangers: 4-3 – Rougned Odor: 3 HR / 6 RBI / .697 SLG
Rougned Odor is in the midst of a power surge, now having homered in back-to-back games, and three times in the past week. Odor also has multi-hit games in six of the last eight games, and has already raised his average 28 points to .292 since the calendar turned to May. He’s slashing .364/.364/.697 over the first seven games of the month, and his ability to contribute across all major offensive categories makes him a deadly weapon for the Rangers.
Houston Astros: 4-3- Jose Altuve: 3 HR / 6 RBI / .360 BA
Jose Altuve started the week perfectly going 4-4 with a triple short of the cycle and two RBIs. he continued his hitting streak even with an index finger injury on Saturday and continues to dominate his team with everything. he now has nine home-runs to go with his 10 steals and 14 walks.
Oakland Athletics: 1-5- Josh Reddick: .440 AVG / 2 RBI / .520 SLG
Josh Reddick has been the top performer this week for the A’s, batting .440 this week and a team leading .319 for the year. He continues from the production he had last year showing a combination of power, speed, and durability. Reddick has four home-runs along with three steals and is the everyday rightfielder for the A’s.
Los Angeles Angels: 1-5 – Mike Trout: 2 HR / 10 RBI / .731 SLG
Mike Trout started the week batting .299 and is now up to .317, leading the team. Mike Trout had a field day against the Brewers, going 4-5 hitting a home-run and bringing in three. He hit three multi-hit games this week, managing ten hits in the week with a double and a triple.
The Angels are looking for answers after losing ace pitcher Garrett Richards to a season ending elbow injury. They are bringing up pitchers and promoting relief pitchers but is that going to be enough to save their season? Look for some free agent pickups and roster moves for the Angels.
What To Look For:
The Mariners and the Rangers are both on top of the AL West and both have strong opponents in the next week. In a league that is only separated by games, can the Seattle Mariners stay on top of the division or will they fall to the Texas Rangers who are less than a game behind? Look for the Mariners to rely on veterans on both sides of the ball to continue their winning ways on top of the AL West.
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