Michael Cuddyer homered in his first at-bat to extend the major league's longest hitting streak this season to 21 games -- and the Rockies held on to defeat the Washington Nationals 7-6 on Sunday afternoon. Cuddyer went 3 for 4 with four RBIs to break a tie with David Freese for the year's top streak, and Cuddyer is now just two games shy of matching the franchise's best run. Cuddyer has also reached base in a club-record 40 straight games. With Troy Tulowitzki currently on the disabled list, Cuddyer and Carlos Gonzalez are the two that need to carry the Rockies. As long as Cuddyer stays healthy, he will provide fantasy owners with above average offensive production all season.
Mike Trout continued his offensive surge on opposing pitching on Thursday as the Angels rallied twice from a seven run deficit to defeat Felix Hernandez and the Mariners 10-9. Trout reached base in all five plate appearances and stole a base. Trout went 4-for-4 with a walk and a run scored. Trout was hitting .383 over his 12 previous games since returning to the leadoff spot. Many thought Trout would struggle offensively when Angels manager moved him back to left field when Peter Bourjos returned from the disabled list. Since returning to the leadoff spot, Trout has eight extra-base hits and two steals, and he has only struck out six times during that stretch. Trout is a superstar that is going to continue to produce at a high level.