Ronald Acuna Jr went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, two runs scored, three RBIs, and a walk on Tuesday against the Phillies. Acuna's biggest hit of the night nearly left the entire stadium, as his third-inning solo shot off Aaron Nola traveled a projected 460 feet with a 116 mph exit velocity -- the hardest-hit home run of his career. The long ball was his NL-leading 18th of the season, but just his second of what has been a slow start to June. The big game snapped Acuna out of a 2-for-17 rough patch, bumping his OPS back over 1.000 to 1.016. Acuna has now reached base safely in 17 straight games, which helps explain why he leads the National League in runs with 48.
Walker Buehler improved to 5-0 on the year after tossing seven scoreless innings against the Pirates on Tuesday, limiting Pittsburgh to two hits and one walk while striking out two. The two strikeouts were a season-low for Buehler, who entered Tuesday's start with a 9.0 K/9 rate this year. He was able to effectively pitch to contact against the Pirates, however, needing just 93 pitches to match his season-high in innings. Buehler has now completed at least six innings in all 12 of his starts this year, 10 of which have been quality starts. The sharp outing lowered his ERA to 2.56, and he'll look to keep rolling against the hapless Rangers at home this weekend.
Pete Alonso went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBIs against the Orioles on Tuesday. Alonso accounted for all three of New York's runs with a two-run shot in the first inning and a solo blast in the ninth. Alonso's first multi-homer game of the season also included his first big flies of June, raising his seasonal OPS from .770 to .814. The slugging first baseman has started to gain some momentum at the plate too, hitting safely in each of his last seven starts. With nine home runs and 28 RBIs in 44 games, Alonso has been a bit of a fantasy disappointment thus far but is still worth hanging onto in case this is the beginning of a major hot streak.
Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, two runs, and four RBIs against the Padres on Tuesday. Rizzo helped power Chicago to a 7-1 victory over San Diego with his first home run in more than a month, as he's only managed six on the year. His RBI totals have suffered as a result, as he only has 26 RBIs in 54 games this year. After a prolonged power slump at the plate, it's imperative that Rizzo heats up along with the weather and starts mashing again. He's still only 31, so he's definitely still young enough to have a good amount of life left in his bat, especially batting in the middle of Chicago's lineup.
Brandon Crawford went 2-for-3 with two homers, three runs, four RBIs, and two walks to pace the Giants' 9-4 win over the Rangers on Tuesday. Crawford came through with a pair of big hits to help carry San Francisco to victory, first with a go-ahead solo homer in the sixth, then with a lead-padding three-run shot in the ninth. The pair of homers gives him 14 on the year, which is tied for his second-most in a season behind his career-high of 21. He's shown no signs of slowing down, either, as he's clubbed at least one extra-base hit in each of his last four games. With 41 RBIs and 35 runs in 52 games this year, Crawford has been an elite run producer as well. Toss in his three steals and .938 OPS, and his all-around excellence has made him one of fantasy's top shortstops this year. His hot streak may not be sustainable based on his track record, however, so his fantasy owners may want to consider selling high on him.
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