Howie Kendrick 2B LAA 15 Days

Howie Kendrick went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and two runs scored in a win over the Rangers on Sunday.

Kendrick scored two of the Angels' 10 runs on the afternoon. The stolen base was his 11th of the year, and he's hitting .290/.348/.386 with 52 runs scored on the year. He should continue to produce good numbers in the season's second half.

Howie Kendrick 2B LAA 20 Days

Howie Kendrick went 1-for-3 Tuesday in a loss against the Blue Jays.

He entered the game batting .462 with 10 RBI over his last 10 home games. Kendrick is closing out the first half in style, going 15-for-29 (.517) in eight games since Game 2 of July 1's doubleheader. The second baseman is batting .290 with 40 RBI and 48 runs.

Howie Kendrick 2B LAA 21 Days

Howie Kendrick had a 3-for-4 game Monday against the Blue Jays.

All of the hits were singles, and the veteran added an RBI. Kendrick has raised his average from .269 after the first game of July 1's doubleheader to .289 today thanks to a 14-for-26 (.538) stretch. He's on pace for only seven homers, but the batting average, 48 runs scored, 40 RBI and 10 steals are more than keeping him fantasy relevant.

Howie Kendrick 2B LAA 24 Days

Howie Kendrick had a 4-for-4 game Friday against the Astros.

One of the hits was an RBI double. Unfortunately, that accounted for his only run batted in, and he never did come around to score from the fifth spot in the lineup. For the season, he has 10 RBI in 16 games while batting cleanup, but just 26 in his other 66 games.

Howie Kendrick 2B LAA 27 Days

Howie Kendrick went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored in the second game of a doubleheader against the White Sox on Tuesday.

Kendrick had an RBI single in the second inning and worked a bases-loaded walk in the seventh to bring in another run. Kendrick struggled to an uncharacteristic .232/.270/.316 line in June, bringing his overall average down to .273. With the calendar now turned to July, look for the career .291 hitter to experience a rebound in the second half.

Howie Kendrick 2B LAA 2 Months

Howie Kendrick went 2-for-4 with a run scored against the White Sox on Sunday.

Kendrick was batting leadoff on Sunday, the spot at which he's struggled the most among the different lineup spots he's found himself in this season. The second baseman is always a good bet to hit for average, though, and he's right there again -- after Sunday's game, Kendrick is batting .286/.353/.390 on the year.

Howie Kendrick 2B LAA 2 Months

Howie Kendrick went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer against the A's on Friday.

After rather brief stints batting cleanup and then leading off, Kendrick was in the fifth spot behind David Freese for the second straight game tonight. The homer gave him his first runs batted in since May 19 and his first run scored since May 23. It'd seem to make more sense to keep him at the top of the lineup as good of a job as he's done getting on base this year. Not only is he hitting .291, but his 21 walks in 213 at-bats are almost two-thirds of his way to his career high of 33. Last year, he had 23 walks in 478 at-bats.

Howie Kendrick 2B LAA 3 Months

Howie Kendrick went 4-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored in the Angels' 5-3 win over the Rangers on Saturday.

Kendrick opened the season hitting seventh behind Raul Ibanez and David Freese, which hardly seemed right after his performance last year. Because of injuries, though, he's often hit first and fourth of late. Today was his seventh game in the cleanup spot, and he's homered twice and knocked in six runs in those games. He should be a nice mixed-league second baseman as long as he can avoid getting buried in the lineup again.

Howie Kendrick 2B LAA 3 Months

Howie Kendrick went 1-for-3 with a walk and two stolen bases in Wednesday's win over the Indians.

Kendrick, 30, is on pace for a career year if he can keep it up. Now slashing .296/.382/.417 with six stolen bases, Kendrick has been a top performer at second base over the first month of the season.

Howie Kendrick 2B LAA 3 Months

Howie Kendrick went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Nationals.

Kendrick boosted his average back over .300 to .306. He has quietly been productive entering the fourth week of the season, though the extra-base hits haven't been as bountiful as expected.