Chapman went 3-for-4 with a run in a loss to the Rays on Sunday. Chapman had the only multi-hit effort of the afternoon for the Athletics in the losing cause. The slugging third baseman hadn't tallied more than one hit in any game since April 29, and he's in a bit of a long-ball slump at the moment with two home runs over the 85 plate appearances covering his last 22 games.
Chapman went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday. Chapman's lone hit of the game was a fourth-inning solo homer that tied the game 2-2. The long ball was his fifth this season and first in the month of May. Chapman is off to a slow start this season with a .204/.313/.407 slash line, though he does have five home runs and 14 RBI.
Chapman went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and two RBI Thursday against the Rays. Chapman was left out of the starting lineup for the second game of the team's series against the Rays, but he's gone 4-for-8 in two contests since. His performance Thursday was highlighted by his fourth-inning homer -- his fourth of the season. Overall, Chapman is hitting .184/.298/.391 with 13 RBI and nine runs scored across 104 plate appearances.
Chapman is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Rays. It's been a rough recent stretch for Chapman, who is 1-for-23 with 11 strikeouts over his last eight games. The one silver lining is that he has a 25 percent walk rate over that stretch. Vimael Machin will start at third base and hit eighth.
Chapman went 0-for-2 with two walks and a run in a win over the Rays on Monday. The slugging third baseman played some small ball effectively in the victory and came home on Sean Murphy's fourth-inning home run. While the pair of walks at least does something for Chapman's on-base percentage, he's still mired in an eight-game slump during which he's hit .043 (1-for-23) with an RBI, eight bases on balls and two runs. While Chapman has three home runs on the season, the most recent came April 16, nine games ago.
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