Mazara is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Diamondbacks. Mazara is just 3-for-27 over his last seven appearances, so he'll head to the bench to clear his head while the Rangers stack right-handed hitters against lefty Robbie Ray. In his place, Danny Santana is starting in the outfield and hitting fifth.
Mazara is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Astros. The Rangers are facing a righty, but it's Gerrit Cole, and Mazara is 1-for-16 with 10 strikeouts in his career against the Houston ace. Manager Chris Woodward will go with Willie Calhoun, Danny Santana and Shin-Soo Choo from left to right in the outfield, with Joey Gallo serving as the designated hitter.
Mazara went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles, two RBI and a run scored in Thursday's victory over the Angels. Mazara smacked a two-run double in the third inning to give the Rangers a 3-2 lead, then hit another double in the eighth to bring his season total to 19. The multi-hit night was a much-needed comeback for the outfielder, who had been battling through a 1-for-21 slump. Overall this season, the 24-year-old is hitting .271/.323/.459 with 12 home runs, 49 RBI and 49 runs scored.
Mazara is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rays. The Rangers will withhold two of their established left-handed bats from the lineup in Mazara and Shin-Soo Choo with southpaw Blake Snell toeing the rubber for Tampa Bay. Mazara, who has followed up a four-game streak of two-hit games with a four-game hitless streak, will be replaced in the outfield by Danny Santana.
Mazara went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in Saturday's 6-5 win over the White Sox. Mazara cranked home runs in his first two at-bats to help Texas wipe out Chicago's early four-run lead. It was the second straight game with a homer for Mazara, who is 6-for-15 in four games since missing two games with a hamstring injury. After a appearing as the designated hitter in his first two games back, Mazara played the outfield Friday and Saturday.
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