Joyce went 3-for-6 with a run in Monday's 8-3 win over the Tigers. Joyce now has four multi-hit efforts in the 11 September games in which he's registered at least one at-bat. He's also blasted four homers during the month, helping lead to a .333/.415/.667 line that represents what is by far his best stretch of hitting this season. Despite a slow start to his first Athletics campaign, Joyce has rebounded to post a personal best in homers (24) and is just two doubles short of the career-high 32 he smacked with the Rays back in 2011.
Joyce went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer Friday against the Phillies. Joyce left in the yard for the 24th time this year to extend the Athletics lead to four runs in the second inning of a road victory. Despite a low .241 batting average, the slugger has hit four homers this month, and he slugging .479 on the campaign, which is his biggest benefit for fantasy owners.
Joyce is out of the starting nine Thursday against the Red Sox. Joyce will take a seat with southpaw Drew Pomeranz on the hill for the series finale, while Chad Pinder picks up a start in his place. On the year, Joyce is hitting .241/.341/.475 with 23 home runs and 63 RBI.
Joyce is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox. As usual, Joyce will get the day off with a left-hander (Eduardo Rodriguez) toeing the rubber for the opposition. Chad Pinder takes over in right field, batting second.
Joyce is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros. Joyce will be positioned on the bench as the Athletics take on lefty Dallas Keuchel and the Astros. Chad Pinder draws the start in right field, batting second.
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