Morrison went 2-for-3 with a double, a solo home run and two walks in Friday's 7-0 win over the Orioles. Morrison's career-high 38th homer came in the seventh and was his fifth of September. The veteran slugger has also hit safely in five of his last six contests, and although he's sports just a .227 average this month, he also has a .363 on-base percentage and .485 slugging percentage.
Morrison is out of the lineup against the Yankees on Thursday, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports. Morrison will give way to Lucas Duda at first base following eight straight starts in the Rays' lineup. During that span, he's hit .222/.364/.370 with one RBI and nine strikeouts.
Morrison is not in the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox. Lucas Duda will start at first base and hit cleanup as the Rays give Morrison another day off. Since the start of September, Morrison has gone just 7-for-36 (.194) at the plate. However, three of his hits were home runs.
Morrison is out of Saturday's lineup against the Red Sox, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports. He is in a brutal 0-for-19 slump over his last eight games. Lucas Duda gets the start at first base and will hit fourth while Corey Dickerson gets the nod at DH, hitting sixth.
Morrison is out of Friday's lineup against the Red Sox. The Rays face lefty Chris Sale so they will go with a righty-heavy lineup. Trevor Plouffe starts at first base and will hit cleanup.
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