Record-Courier staff report
Carlos Santana's incredibly hot weekend against the Kansas City Royals, which featured five home runs during a three-game span, capped off a blazing two-month period at the plate.
On Monday, Santana was named the American League's Player of the Week. Over the seven-day stretch, Santana hit .556 (15-for-27), had a .636 on-base percentage, 1.333 slugging percentage, three doubles, six home runs and 10 RBI.
Heading into the Indians' game on May 10, Santana was mired in a 1-for-28 slump that was compounded by an already slow start to the season.
Since May 10, however, Santana has been one of the most consistently hot hitters in all of baseball. He has 16 home runs in his last 59 games and during that span of time, he ranks fourth in all of baseball in on-base percentage and sixth in slugging. In the last 44 games, Santana has left the yard 14 times and he has six round-trippers since the All-Star Break. That total is at least as many as 12 teams in MLB.
The Indians were off on Monday and will open up an eight-game home stand that will bring Seattle, Texas and Cincinnati to Progressive Field.