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Howie Kendrick | Second Baseman

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/12/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Howie Kendrick hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to give the Angels a 4-3 win over the A's.
The Angels had squandered a bases loaded situation in the 9th inning. They made up for it the next inning on a Howie Kendrick sacrifice fly that scored Albert Pujols. Kendrick would finish the game 2-for-3 with the one RBI. He's slashing .281/.337/.370 this season. Aug 29 - 2:10 AM

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Howie Kendrick singled three times in four at-bats as the Angels shut out the Red Sox on Thursday, 2-0.

Despite Kendrick reaching base three times, the Angels were unable to bring him home in what turned out to be a low-scoring contest between the two clubs. Kendrick has cooled off considerably in August, batting just .257 (19-for-74) in the month. On the season, he's slashing .283/.340/.375 with 53 RBI and 13 stolen bases.
Aug 21 - 10:33 PM

Howie Kendrick went 3-for-4 and delivered his fifth homer Saturday as the Angels edged the Rangers 5-4.

Despite the lack of power, Kendrick has 55 RBI and 65 runs scored in 118 games this year. Last year, he ended up at 54 RBI and 55 runs scored despite hitting 13 homers in 122 games. It helps a lot that the hitters around him have been better. Plus, he no longer has to worry about batting behind Raul Ibanez.
Aug 16 - 11:32 PM

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.
Jul 13 - 8:41 PM

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.
Jul 9 - 1:36 AM

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.
Jul 8 - 1:46 AM

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.
Jul 5 - 12:46 AM

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.
Jul 2 - 12:35 AM

Howie Kendrick went 3-for-5 with an RBI double and a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Indians.

Kendrick broke out of a June slump -- he entered Tuesday's game with a .419 OPS in 59 plate appearances in the month -- with a great performance against the Indians, picking his OPS back up from under .700. His sixth inning solo blast off of Josh Tomlin was his fourth of the season, and he is now slashing .274/.341/.379 with 28 RBI and nine stolen bases.
Jun 17 - 10:57 PM

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.
Jun 8 - 8:30 PM

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.
May 31 - 1:21 AM

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.
May 4 - 12:51 AM

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.
Apr 30 - 10:44 PM

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.
Apr 22 - 10:30 PM

Howie Kendrick homered twice and drove home four runs, leading the Angels to an 11-6 win over the Tigers on Friday.

Serving as the team's DH and hitting in the cleanup spot seemed to come naturally to Kendrick. He tagged starter Drew Smyly with an opposite field two-run shot in the third inning, then blasted another off Luke Putkonen the following inning. He finished the night 3-for-5 and is now hitting .261/.320/.391 on the season.
Apr 18 - 11:01 PM

Depth Charts

C1Chris Iannetta
2Hank Conger
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Howie Kendrick
SS1Erick Aybar
2John McDonald
3B1David Freese
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Grant Green
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
DH1Efren Navarro
Starting Pitcher
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Garrett Richards
4Tyler Skaggs
5Matt Shoemaker
6Hector Santiago
Relief Pitcher
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Jason Grilli
4Kevin Jepsen
5Joe Thatcher
6Mike Morin
7Cory Rasmus
8Fernando Salas
9Yoslan Herrera
10Sean Burnett
11Brian Moran
12Ryan Brasier