Lowrie went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs to help Oakland to an 8-7 win over the Angels on Sunday. It was the 18th long ball of the season for the veteran infielder, who is still providing unexpectedly solid fantasy returns for Oakland in his age-34 season. His .267 average has predictably come down to earth after his ridiculous start to the season where he was hitting as high as .350, but his .267/.347/.459 slash line is still solid, and Lowrie's current OPS of .806 would top his career mark by 60 points if he's able to keep it at that level through the rest of the season.
Lowrie went 2-for-5 in an extra-innings win over the Tigers on Friday. Lowrie came into Friday mired in a 3-for-26 slump that encompassed the prior six games, so perhaps the multi-hit effort will kickstart his bat again. The veteran -- whose 17 homers are a career high -- has only left the yard once in his last 18 games, as well. However, the good news is that he's still putting plenty of good wood on the ball, amassing a 45.5 percent hard-contact rate during that stretch, suggesting that he's likely to see a power resurgence in the near future.
Lowrie is out of the lineup against Toronto on Wednesday. Lowrie will receive a breather following 12 straight starts out of the All-Star break. During that span, he's hit just .159/.315/.273, so manager Bob Melvin will grant him a day off to clear his head. In his place, Franklin Barreto will man second base. Look for Lowrie to rejoin the starting lineup Friday versus Detroit.
Lowrie went 1-for-2 with three walks and a run in a win over the Rangers on Wednesday. The Rangers likely can't wait to get rid of Lowrie, who has now been on base a total of nine times over the first three games of the series. The veteran had been mired in a 1-for-18 slump prior to the last two games, but he's now gone 4-for-7 with a home run, three RBI, four walks and three runs in the last pair of contests. Despite a mediocre .222 average in July, Lowrie's 12 hits and 17 walks have helped lead to a stellar .425 on-base percentage during the month.
Lowrie went 3-for-5 with a home run, a walk, two runs and three RBI in Tuesday's win over the Rangers. Lowrie hit a solo home run -- his 17th of the year -- in the fourth inning and later slashed a two-run single in the eighth. Lowrie hadn't recorded a hit in his last seven games and hadn't driven in a run since July 8. The big night brings his slash line to .280/.358/.487 on the year. The 34-year-old's 65 RBI trail only Javier Baez's 74 for most by a second baseman.
|vs PAXTON (CAREER)||4/18||.222||0||0||0||0||5|