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Jhonny Peralta singled and launched a two-run homer in Thursday's win over the Giants.

Giants left fielder Tyler Colvin lost Peralta's first-inning drive in the sun, but it didn't end up mattering because it wound up in the seats. While he's hitting just .241, Peralta has made his base knocks count, leading the Cardinals both in homers (12) and doubles (23).

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Jhonny Peralta went 2-for-3 with two RBI in the Cardinals' 5-3 victory over the Phillies on Sunday.

Peralta came up with the bases loaded in the fourth inning and delivered a two-run single, giving him 30 RBI on the year. Aside from hitting for power -- the 32-year-old has 10 home runs and 19 doubles on the year -- Peralta has struggled offensively through much of the first half. The shortstop is hitting .240/.317/.427 through 74 games.

Jhonny Peralta SS STL 1 Month

Jhonny Peralta is not in the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday.

It's just a day of rest for the veteran shortstop. Daniel Descalso is filling in for Peralta at shortstop Wednesday.

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Jhonny Peralta doubled and socked a solo homer in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays.

Peralta hit a long bomb to left field in the third and nearly had his second longball in as many at-bats when he doubled off the wall in the fifth. It's been a streaky season for the shortstop, but his 10 home runs give him four more than any other Cardinals player.

Jhonny Peralta SS STL 2 Months

Jhonny Peralta went 0-for-3 at the plate in Monday's loss to the Royals.

He also committed his sixth error of the season (though the error probably should have been charged to Allen Craig). It's been a season of streaks for Peralta, as he hit .151/.244/.356 in his first 21 games and .344/.422/.600 in his next 24 before falling into his current 4-for-38 funk. It's all added up to a .229 average, but the good news is that it's come along with nine homers.

Jhonny Peralta SS STL 2 Months

Jhonny Peralta went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Peralta came through with an RBI double in the fourth inning, and he hit a solo homer off Bronson Arroyo in the sixth to cap the scoring in the game. It's been a strange year for the 31-year-old, as he's now got nine home runs and just 20 RBI in 43 games. He's well on his way to his best power output since 2011.

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Jhonny Peralta went 3-for-5 and scored the game-winning run as the Cardinals pulled out a 4-3 win in 12 innings over the Cubs on Tuesday.

Peralta led off the bottom of the 12th inning with his third single of the game, eventually ending up at third base with the bases loaded and one out. Cubs reliever Justin Grimm proceeded to hit pinch-hitter Greg Garcia with a pitch, bringing Peralta home and giving the Cardinals a walk-off victory. Earlier in the game, Peralta delivered his 17th RBI, and his three-hit night raised his season line to .250/.340/.479.

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Jhonny Peralta blasted his eighth home run of the season in a losing effort against the Pirates on Friday.

The veteran shortstop has certainly brought his power stroke with him to St. Louis, where he's hitting .240/.317/.496 with eight homers and 16 RBI in the early going.

Jhonny Peralta SS STL 3 Months

Jhonny Peralta had an RBI double and also belted a two-run homer in Friday's loss to the Cubs.

Peralta's longball in the eighth inning cut the Cubs' lead to one before the Cards eventually fell. It's been an interesting first month of the season for the shortstop, as he's batting only .208 but has provided plenty of pop with seven homers and 15 RBI.

Jhonny Peralta SS STL 3 Months

Jhonny Peralta went 2-for-2 with two home runs and four RBI in the Cardinals' 7-0 win over the Pirates on Sunday.

Peralta has been feast or famine for much of the season, as he's now got six home runs while batting just .195. The shortstop hit one into the upper deck in left field in the sixth inning before pulling a three-run shot into the Pirates' bullpen in the seventh. Both homers came off Pirates starter Edinson Volquez.