Lowrie went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Monday against the Mariners. Lowrie took James Paxton deep in the fourth inning to record his 22nd home run of the season. It was his first home run since Aug. 27, but he has still managed to drive in 11 runs and scored 15 times in the final month of the season. He's had an explosive offensive season overall, posting career-best marks in both homers and RBI (95).
Lowrie is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Lowrie heads to the bench after starting the last 11 games and slashed .179/.304/.205 over 39 at-bats in that stretch. Chad Pinder starts at second base and will bat eighth in the series finale Sunday.
Lowrie went 0-for-2 with three walks and two runs in a loss to the Angels on Tuesday. Lowrie has had a tough month at the plate overall, generating just one extra-base hit (a double) while going 9-for-50. However, his walk rate has remained robust, as the 11 free passes he's drawn have helped his September on-base percentage reach a respectable .328 despite his struggles. While his season average has taken an eight-point tumble as a result of his slump, Lowrie retains an outside chance of reaching the 100-RBI mark for the first time in his long career if he can drive in nine more runs over the Athletics' 11 remaining games.
Lowrie went 1-for-2 with two walks and a run in a win over the Orioles on Tuesday. Lowrie continues to reach base at a career-best clip, with Tuesday's production pushing his on-base percentage to .362, a mark second only to the .381 figure he mustered back in 2010 with the Red Sox. The 34-year-old has also established new high-water marks in home runs (21) and RBI (89), and he's hit safely in eight of his last 11 contests overall.
Lowrie went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and two runs in a win over the Yankees on Wednesday. Lowrie has begun heating up in the early stages of September, as he's 5-for-15 over his last four games. He's been a bit light on the power front recently, however, leaving the yard just twice over his last 90 plate appearances (21 games). Nevertheless, the veteran is sporting personal bests in home runs (21) and RBI (87), while his .467 slugging percentage is the second highest of his career.
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