Carlos Santana C/1B/.. CLE 3 Days

Santana homered and drove in three runs in Cleveland's win over the Royals on Friday.

Santana homered eight times in July but Friday's blast was just his second for August and his first since August 16. He's hitting just .209 for the month after hitting above .300 in both June and July. He'll need a big September as the Indians try and claw their way back into the playoff race.

Carlos Santana C/1B/.. CLE 16 Days

Santana went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer against the Orioles on Saturday night.

He continues to push his season line upward, now sitting with a .231/.369/.434 mark after he finished May at a .159/.327/.301 line. The home run was Santana's first since July 27, and his 21st of the season.

Carlos Santana C/1B/.. CLE 24 Days

Santana went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI in Friday's 10-6 loss to the Yankees.

After an outstanding July, Santana picked up just three hits during his first seven games in August. However, the switch-hitting cleanup man got back on track Friday as he doubled his hit total for the month. Even with his slump over the past week, Santana is batting .333 with six homers and 19 RBI across 22 games since the All-Star break.

Carlos Santana C/1B/.. CLE 1 Month

Carlos Santana remained red hot on Sunday, going 3-for-3 with two home runs and four RBI in the Indians' 10-3 trouncing of the Royals.

Santana has American League Player of the Week honors on lock after going 15-for-27 with six home runs, 10 RBI, eight runs scored and a stolen base to boot. The 28-year-old has also walked five times in his last three games, a good sign that he's seeing the ball really well right now. After a slow start that plagued him for much of the first half, Santana has his slash line up to a tolerable .232/.371/.456.

Carlos Santana C/1B/.. CLE 1 Month

Carlos Santana homered again Saturday but the Indians lost to the Royals.

Santana's solo shot in the second inning opened the game's scoring. He later added a double, continuing his recent uptick in extra-base hits. The 28-year-old slugger is capable of putting up huge fantasy numbers down the stretch.

Carlos Santana C/1B/.. CLE 1 Month

Carlos Santana clubbed two homers and knocked in three runs in a loss to the Royals on Friday.

Santana popped a solo blast in the fourth inning and added a two-run shot for good measure in the sixth. With three multi-hit games in his last four, his batting average is now up to .222 for the year, his high-water mark since early April. He's also up to 17 home runs and 45 RBI on the year.

Carlos Santana C/1B/.. CLE 1 Month

Carlos Santana singled twice and walked twice in six plate appearances as the Indians lost in 14 innings to the Royals on Thursday.

Santana was the Indians' only consistent source of offense on Thursday, but they were only able to bring him around once -- to score the tying run in the ninth inning. The first baseman has had a nice turnaround after a sluggish start to the season, now slashing .218/.357/.400 with 15 home runs and 42 RBI.

Carlos Santana C/1B/.. CLE 1 Month

Carlos Santana went 4-for-5 with a home run and nine total bases as the Indians cruised past the Twins 8-2 on Tuesday.

Santana had just three extra-base hits in his previous nine games, but the 28-year-old added two doubles to go with his 15th home run of the year. If anything, he deserved to have an even better night from a statistical standpoint -- the homer came with nobody on, and his other three hits drove in just one run combined. The four-hit evening raised his season line to .214/.353/.401.

Carlos Santana C/1B/.. CLE 2 Months

Carlos Santana ripped a two-run home run, his only hit in five at-bats, as the Indians defeated the Yankees on Thursday.

Santana has turned his season around after a tremendously slow first two months of the season. The home run, which topped off a five-run eighth inning, is Santana's 14th and the two RBI give him 36 along with a .208/.349/.391 slash line.

Carlos Santana C/1B/.. CLE 2 Months

Carlos Santana had a monster game Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, going 4-for-5 with a double, home run, two walks, two runs and two RBI.

We've been preaching patience from Santana owners all season, and the versatile slugger is finally making good. He came into June batting a horrific .159, but has turned his season around since missing nearly two weeks with post-concussion issues. Santana came into tonight slashing .333/.441/.632 this month. He's one of the hottest hitters in the game right now, and the buy-low window has officially slammed shut.