Forsythe went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and a run in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Orioles. The 29-year-old brought in the returning Kevin Kiermaier with an RBI single in the second and has hit safely in three of the last four contests. Forsythe is still struggling in July despite the multi-hit effort Friday, slashing just .200/.250/.333 over the first 45 at-bats of the month.
Forsythe went 1-for-5 with a solo homer Wednesday against the Angels. Forsythe's seventh blast of the year got the Rays on the board in the sixth inning, but only drew the team within six runs in a losing effort. This was the first extra-base hit he's collected in his last six games, and he's now slashing .295/.357/.482 on the year.
Forsythe has his average back up over .300 courtesy of a current nine-game hitting streak, freelance Rays writer Roger Mooney reports. The veteran had seen his average go through a slight dip following his June 10 return from a DL stint, with Forsythe bottoming out at a .284 figure following an 0-for-4 performance versus the Orioles on June 25. At the time, that number represented a 31-point drop from the .315 average he'd sported after his first game back from injury. Forsythe's current hitting streak began the next day with a two-hit outing against Baltimore, and he's gone on to tally three additional multi-hit efforts since then. The 29-year-old also has four two-baggers over that span, along with a homer and four RBI. His current .304 average is a full 46 points over his career .258 figure.
Forsythe went 2-for-5 with a run scored and a stolen base in Sunday's loss to the Giants. He's now hitting .286 (12-for-42) in nine games since coming off the DL while scoring six runs from the leadoff spot in Tampa's order. The steal was his fourth of the year, and after swiping nine in 2015 he's got a shot at the first double-digit campaign of his career.
Forsythe enters Thursday's series finale versus the Mariners having gone 5-for-11 with a double, triple, walk and a run over the first two contests of the three-game set. The veteran infielder has hit the ground running after his DL stint, and scored the winning run in Wednesday's 13-inning victory when Logan Morrison drew a bases-loaded walk. Forsythe was on base four times during the extra-inning win, and has a .778 OPS in his first five games back from injury.