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Torii Hunter finished 1-for-4 with two-run homer as the Tigers topped the Diamondbacks on Monday.
Hunter has now homered in two straight, and five of his last 14. The 39-year-old outfielder -- Hunter's birthday celebration occurred last week -- has rapped an extra-base hit in four straight to boost his slash line to .274/.297/.470. He's on pace for 24 homers and 96 RBI.
Torii Hunter RF DET 4 Days
Torii Hunter is not in the Tigers starting lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Indians.
The 39-year-old outfielder will undoubtedly be back in there for the nightcap. Rajai Davis is starting in left field, with J.D. Martinez shifting over to right.
Torii Hunter RF DET 12 Days
Torii Hunter finished 3-for-6 with two RBI singles and a solo home run as the Tigers walked all over the Royals in a win on Thursday.
Hunter has turned his season around with a hot start to July. Thursday's three-hit performance marked his sixth multi-hit game in nine games this month. The outfielder now has 12 home runs, 52 RBI, and a .276/.298/.455 slash line.
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Torii Hunter continued his hot hitting, going 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, two RBI, and two runs scored as the Tigers easily defeated the Dodgers on Tuesday.
As the month of July began, there were whispers that Hunter should lose playing time due to his poor performance. He has responded to that by notching multiple hits in five of his last six games. His OPS, now at .747, has jumped up 64 points since July 1. On the season, Hunter owns a .274/.298/.448 slash line with 11 home runs and 48 RBI.
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Torii Hunter tagged David Price with his 11th home run of the season on Sunday, but it wasn't enough for the Tigers to overcome the Rays.
The veteran outfielder also doubled in the ballgame, finishing 2-for-4. His solo shot in the seventh inning merely pulled the Tigers to within five runs at 7-2. He has been inconsistent at the plate this season, slashing .267/.290/.440 with 11 bombs and 46 RBI.
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Torii Hunter hit the third of the Tigers' three first-inning home runs, going 2-for-4 overall, in Thursday's rout of the Rays.
Hunter joined Ian Kinsler and Victor Martinez, taking Erik Bedard yard in the first inning. Hunter added an RBI single in the fourth as well. The veteran has shown life at the plate lately, logging three hits and three RBI on Wednesday, and now has his OPS back up over .700. He's slashing .260/.284/.426 with 10 home runs and 44 RBI.
Torii Hunter RF DET 21 Days
Torii Hunter went 0-for-3 with an RBI ground out as the Tigers defeated the Athletics 3-0 on Tuesday.
With an 0-for-4 on Monday, Hunter's OPS fell below .700 for the first time since very early in the season. The 38-year-old veteran has struggled at the plate lately in the midst of nursing a hamstring injury. With J.D. Martinez on a hot streak at the plate, Hunter could eventually lose playing time in the outfield to the 26-year-old.
Torii Hunter RF DET 28 Days
Torii Hunter (hamstring) is back in the Tigers' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Rangers.
Hunter missed over a week because of discomfort in his right hamstring. He has a weak .266 batting average and .290 on-base percentage in 60 games this season, and the veteran could continue to lose playing time to J.D. Martinez even though he's back to full health.
Torii Hunter RF DET 28 Days
Torii Hunter (hamstring) is expected to return to the Tigers' starting lineup on Wednesday.
Hunter hasn't placed since last Monday because of a right hamstring injury. He's batting just .266 with a .290 on-base percentage in 60 games this season and the Tigers would probably be better off using J.D. Martinez as their primary right fielder going forward.
Torii Hunter RF DET 29 Days
Torii Hunter (hamstring) is out of the Tigers' starting lineup again Tuesday.
Hunter hasn't played since he aggravated a right hamstring injury last Monday. With J.D. Martinez swinging the bat well, the Tigers have to be seriously weighing placing him on the disabled list.