Canha is out of the lineup Sunday against the Giants, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Canha will take a seat after going hitless in the first two games of the series and managing only two hits during the three-game set in San Francisco prior to the All-Star break. Nick Martini picks up the start in left field in Canha's place and will serve as Oakland's leadoff man.
Canha went 1-for-2 with two walks and a run in a win over the Giants on Sunday. The 29-year-old heads into the All-Star break on a hot streak at the plate, having hit safely in five of the last six games. Canha has also delivered a clutch pinch-hit home run and driven in four runs overall during that span, putting a fitting cap on an impressive first half. Factoring in Sunday's production, he's slashing .261/.338/.465 with 26 extra-base hits (14 doubles, 12 home runs) and 38 RBI. All three components of his line are career bests, and Canha is now just four homers away from equaling the career-best 16 he slugged in 210 additional plate appearances in his rookie 2015 campaign.
Canha went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer against the Giants on Saturday. Two nights after driving in the go-ahead run on a single, Canha launched a pinch-hit home run in the seventh inning to put the Athletics ahead. It was his 12th home run of the season and came off left-hander Tony Watson. Canha has taken advantage of lefties this season, with 10 of his 12 home runs coming against southpaws.
Canha went 2-for-4 with two RBI from a run-scoring single and also scored once in a win over the Astros on Thursday. Canha's clutch single to left in the eighth brought home Matt Olson and Matt Chapman, snapping a 4-4 tie and completing a furious six-run rally for the Athletics. The outfielder's productive day was an extension of what is a month-long hot streak, and he's now hitting .306 over his 40 plate appearances in July.
Canha went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and a run in a win over the Indians on Sunday. Canha's season average has now come up 36 points since June 1, a torrid stretch during which he's slashed .322/.406/.540 over 101 plate appearances. The 29-year-old outfielder is on pace for a career season, with all three components of his .267/.340/.480 line currently representing personal bests.
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