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Peralta launched home run number 21 in leading the Cardinals over the Rockies on Sunday.

The home run was his only hit in four at-bats as it broke a 1-1 tie and put the Cardinals ahead for good in the third inning. Peralta has played plus defense and has been a leader on offense as well, slashing .264/.340/.456 on the season.

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Peralta is out of the lineup Wednesday, Fox Sports Midwest reports.

Pete Kozma will get a rare start at shortstop to give Peralta well-deserved day off. A shortstop who has 20 home runs, 66 RBI and a .266/.342/.456 slash line is a pretty rare commodity in fantasy. What makes Peralta's season even more valuable is he was dirt cheap on draft day. The primary reason for this is that, while we've seen 20 homer seasons from him before, he had only hit 24 total big flies in his previous two seasons (257 games) combined.

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Peralta went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run in the ninth inning of the Cardinals' 9-1 win over the Brewers.

He's now hit in three straight games. He also has two homers in that span. After a hot August that saw him hit .333, Peralta is batting just .136 in September.

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Peralta went 1-for-4 with a run scored and one RBI as he hit his 19th homer of the year on Friday against the Brewers.

The Cardinals shortstop also drove in his 63rd RBI of the year, while continuing to show his value as a good power source at an infield position. Peralta (.264/.341/.453) gives fantasy owners consistent production year-to-year.

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Peralta is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cubs.

It looks like manager Mike Matheny is just being mindful not to overexert the 32-year-old Peralta by playing him in both games of the twin bill. Daniel Descalso will take over at short in his absence.

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Peralta went 2-for-4 with a couple of singles and one RBI in Friday's 7-2 loss to the Cubs.

Peralta continued his strong month at the plate Friday night, as the veteran shortstop extended his current hitting streak to six games. Over 26 games to this point in August, Peralta has posted a .327 batting average to go with four homers, 16 RBI and 13 runs scored.

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Peralta belted his 17th home run of the year (a solo shot off Alfredo Simon in the sixth inning), while going 1-for-4 at the plate with a walk in Tuesday's game against the Reds.

Peralta has been hot of late, going 15-for-40 with two home runs, three doubles and eight RBI in his last 10 games. As a result, Peralta has raised his season slash line to .266/.340/.458 in the process.

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Peralta was the hero Monday, hitting a walk-off single in the tenth inning of a 3-for-5 night against the Reds.

Peralta has been scorching of late, slashing .349/.397/.540 in August with eight multi-hit games.

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Peralta hit his 16th home run of the season, going 1-for-4 with 2 RBI in the win over San Diego.

With the home run Peralta ties the Cardinals record for single-season home runs by a short stop. Considering how bad the shortstop position has been this year in fantasy, Peralta has provided solid value as a late round pick, slashing .260/.335/.447 for the Cardinals.

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Peralta finished 3-for-4 with one RBI and a run scored to help St. Louis beat Baltimore on Sunday.

Peralta also drew a walk in the victory. The shortstop has been excellent so far in August, hitting .296/.367/.519 in nine games, and he's been even hotter over his last three appearances, collecting seven hits (including three doubles) in his past 14 at-bats.