Mazara went 3-for-4 with a double, a homer, a walk, two runs and three RBI Saturday at the Royals. Mazara's 12th blast of the year gave the team a 2-1 lead that they'd never relinquish. This was the first time he's left the yard since June 19, and he's currently slugging .429 on the season.
Mazara is not in the lineup for Sunday's matchup with Minnesota, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Mazara has seen action in 25 consecutive games but will see the bench as Ryan Rua gets the start in left and bats fourth. Mazara has collected hits in 12 of his last 15 games, slashing .250/.304/.327 during that span.
Mazara is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox. The Rangers are rolling out a predominantly right-handed lineup for Tuesday's matchup against southpaw David Price. Ryan Rua, who hits .361 with a 1.010 OPS against lefties, will take over in left field in place of Mazara. Look for Mazara to return to the lineup Wednesday against righty Steven Wright.
Mazara is out of the lineup for Tuesday's matchup with the Yankees. Mazara will get a a day off on Tuesday. He's had a very nice rookie season, slashing .286/.339/.435 over 262 at-bats with the Rangers. Ryan Rua will start in left field and bat fifth in his stead.
Mazara went 1-for-3 with a homer and two RBI Sunday at the Cardinals. Mazara's 11th homer of the year gave the Rangers a one-run lead in the sixth inning of a game the Rangers would go on to win. This was the first time he's left the yard in his last 14 games, and his slugging percentage is now at .452.