Beckham went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run in a loss to the Athletics on Wednesday. The veteran handled first-base duties Wednesday and continued his solid month with his first triple of the campaign. Beckham continues to see semi-regular playing time at different positions around the infield and designated hitter, and he's gone 7-for-23 (.304) with a pair of home runs, three RBI, a walk and three runs overall thus far in July. The sample may be small, but it's been a highly welcome sight after Beckham hit a paltry .138 across 62 plate appearances in June.
Beckham went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in a loss to the Cardinals on Thursday. Two games after slugging a pinch-hit homer, Beckham blasted his 14th round tripper of the season off Michael Wacha in the fourth inning to snap a 3-3 tie. The veteran filled in at third base for Kyle Seager while the latter received a day off Thursday, and Beckham's logged time at all four infield spots, left field and at designated hitter this season.
Beckham came on as a pinch hitter and belted a solo home run in his lone at-bat in Tuesday's victory over the Cardinals. With the score tied 4-4, Beckham cleared the left field wall in the eighth inning to plate the game-winning run. The blast was only his second home run since May 30 and 13th overall this season. The clutch hit offers a glimmer of hope that Beckham can turn things around after suffering through a dismal June in which he hit only .138 and saw his playing time diminish significantly.
Beckham went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in an extra-inning loss to the Astros on Saturday. Beckham remained in the lineup despite Kyle Seager's (wrist) return to action, filling the designated hitter role and taking Justin Verlander deep in the second inning for his 12th home run of the season. The round tripper was Beckham's first since May 30 and served as just his fifth extra-base hit of June in what has been a forgettable month at the plate overall. Beckham has hit just .127 since the calendar flipped, resulting in a 30-point drop in his season average to .224.
Beckham was added to the lineup for Friday's game against the Astros in place of Kyle Seager (wrist), Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Seager was on track to return to action Friday following a two-game absence, but his wrist still bothered him during batting practice, so manager Scott Servais decided to remove him and insert Beckham in his place. Beckham will man the hot corner and hit fifth against Astros starter Wade Miley.
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