Laureano went 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI in a loss to the Astros on Thursday in Game 4 of the ALDS. Both of his homers were off Zack Greinke. While it looked like perhaps Greinke gave away a sign before the first one, Laureano told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle that he didn't notice Greinke signaling anything beforehand. Laureano had been mostly quiet in the postseason prior to Thursday, and this one game won't wash away the bad taste of his 2020 regular-season campaign. The 26-year-old outfielder's OPS fell by more than 150 points from 2019.
Laureano will not start the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Mariners. Laureano went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the first game of the day. Mark Canha will start in center field for the nightcap.
Laureano went 2-for-5 with an RBI double, another two-bagger and a run in an extra-inning win over the Mariners on Friday. The outfielder has struggled at the plate for the majority of the season, but his two-out RBI double in the 10th inning knotted the score at 1-1, setting the stage for a game-winning Mark Canha home run. Laureano is still hitting only .200 over 88 plate appearances in September, although he appears to at least be building up some solid momentum going into the postseason with a .267/.353/.467 line with three doubles, one home run, six RBI, two walks, one stolen base and five runs over his last nine games.
Laureano went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and another RBI during Wednesday's win over the Dodgers. Laureano gave the A's the lead for good with a two-out, two-run blast off Blake Treinen in the ninth inning. The 26-year-old has been struggling lately, going 0-for-15 across the last four games, but he made it count when it mattered Wednesday. He now has six long balls on the season while batting .218/.346/.371.
Laureano went 2-for-4 with a two-run double and a run during a win over the Mariners in the second game of a doubleheader Monday. The Gold Glove outfielder entered the contest mired in a 1-for-18 skid that encompassed his six previous games, so the multi-hit effort, his first since Sept. 8, brought disappointed fantasy managers a temporary reprieve. It's been an interesting year at the plate for Laureano, who has upped his walk rate significantly to a career-best 11.8 percent while also seeing a 67-point drop in BABIP to .275 and a six-point tumble in HR/FB rate to 13.2 percent. The mixed bag of metrics has conspired to help him generate a strong .349 OBP while also significantly suppressing both his batting average (.219) and slugging percentage (.371).