Owings went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a run scored in Friday's 10-1 win over the Padres. Owings recorded both of his doubles within the first two frames, as the Diamondbacks were able to bat around during an eight-run first inning. With David Peralta (glute) returning from a three-game absence, Owings moved down from the No. 2 spot to seventh in the order, but his lineup placement shouldn't dissuade fantasy owners from keeping him active in all formats. He's turned in multi-hit showings in four of his last five starts.
Owings singled twice in four at-bats to go with an RBI and his ninth stolen base of the season in Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Mets. Owings' steal was one of three on the evening for the Diamondbacks, who lead the majors in that category. Even if first-year manager Torey Lovullo had been less willing to regularly give Owings the green light on the basepaths, the 25-year-old would still be on track for a breakout campaign thanks to his performance at the dish. Tuesday marked Owings' second game in a row with exactly two hits, boosting his batting average to a robust .321 on the season.
Owings is not starting Saturday's game against the Pirates. The Diamondbacks will opt to start Nick Ahmed at shortstop and send Owings to the bench Saturday night. Ahmed has yet to sit out consecutive games this season, so look for him to return to action for Sunday's outing versus Pittsburgh.
Owings went 2-for-5 with a double in Wednesday's 7-1 win over the Tigers. Owings recorded two hits in both of the Diamondbacks' games against the Tigers, raising his batting average up to .311 for the season. Though Owings has certainly benefited from a lofty .372 BABIP this season, he sports a .324 mark for his career and has raised his hard-hit rate to a career-best 34.1 percent, so dramatic regression in his batting average may not be in store.
Owings (illness) is playing second base and batting fifth in the lineup during Sunday's game against the Rockies. Owings was a late scratch from Saturday's lineup due to an undisclosed illness. The versatile 25-year-old is apparently feeling better Sunday as he'll slot back into the heart of the Diamondbacks' batting order.
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