Lowrie went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs in an extra-innings win over the Angels on Sunday. Lowrie crossed the plate with the winning run in the 11th on Jonathan Lucroy's timely single. The veteran infielder may have cooled off considerably after a blistering first six weeks of the season, but he's started picking it back up offensively of late. Factoring in Sunday's production, Lowrie has hit safely in four of his last five games, and he now has four multi-hit efforts in June.
Lowrie went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in a 7-3 loss to Houston on Thursday. Since May 11, Lowrie's batting average has plummeted from .344 to .275 after Thursday's hitless outing. That date was also the last time the second baseman hit a home run. He's still slashing a solid .275/.340/.453, but this is a horrible slump that he'll need to bust out of soon if he wants to hold any sort of fantasy value.
Lowrie is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Lowrie will head to the bench for the first time since May 19, snapping a streak of 19 starts for the switch hitter, who went 0-for-12 through the first three games of the series. With Lowrie sitting out, Chad Pinder will pick up the start at second base and bat ninth.
Lowrie went 2-for-3 with two doubles and a run in a loss to the Rangers on Wednesday. The veteran continues to wield a hot bat to open June, with Wednesday's production bringing his average to an even .300 over the first five games of the month. Lowrie has also racked up 27 extra-base hits (17 doubles, one triple, nine home runs) overall in his first 269 plate appearances, and his .299 average, .364 on-base percentage and 72 hits all serve as team-high figures.
Lowrie went 2-for-5 with a double and a walk in an extra-innings loss to the Rays on Monday. Lowrie generated only one of two multi-hit efforts on the day for the Athletics, who were stymied throughout the afternoon by Chris Archer and a cadre of relievers. The veteran infielder has kept his average at .300 or above since April 5, and despite only an average May at the plate, he retains the team lead in batting average (.303), OBP (.369) and hits (63).
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