Lopes went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, two RBI and two runs scored in a 12-3 win over the Athletics in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader. Lopes contributed an RBI single in an eight-run third inning for the Mariners and also scored during the rally on a two-run single by Dee Strange-Gordon. In the sixth, Lopes added a solo shot off reliever T.J. McFarland. The two-hit performance snapped an 0-for-12 skid for Lopes. He's hitting .245/.286/.374 with two homers, 15 RBI, 16 runs scored and five stolen bases in 45 games this year.
Lopes, who went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and a run in an extra-innings loss to the Padres on Sunday, is hitting .350 (7-for-20) with four two-baggers, three RBI, one walk and four runs in seven September games. Lopes returned to the active roster last Monday to serve as the 29th man for a doubleheader against the Athletics that day, and he has stuck around and started on four subsequent occasions. The 26-year-old utility man is slashing a modest .258/.299/.375 across 127 plate appearances in 2020, but 12 of his 31 hits have gone for extra bases.
Lopes got the start at DH and hit ninth in the first game of Monday's doubleheader, going 3-for-3 with three doubles, two runs scored and an RBI in a 6-5 win over the A's. He then started in right field and hit sixth in the nightcap but wasn't able to build on his earlier performance, going 0-for-2. Lopes had been officially added to the roster as the 29th man for the twin bill, but he may have done enough to stick around on the roster past Monday. On the season, the 26-year-old is slashing .257/.297/.381 through 34 games with a homer, five steals, 11 RBI and 12 runs.
Lopes was called up to serve as the 29th man for Monday's doubleheader against Oakland. Lopes spent most of the season in a fairly regular role for the Mariners before being optioned in early September. He did very little with his opportunities, hitting .240/.283/.340. He'll get another chance to prove himself Monday, however, as he'll bat ninth and serve as the designated hitter in the first game of the day.
Lopes was optioned to the Mariners' alternate training site Friday. Lopes hasn't done much at the plate in 106 plate appearances this season, hitting just .240/.340/.623. He'll make way on the roster for Dylan Moore (wrist), who returns from the injured list in a corresponding move.
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