Hays went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Blue Jays. While he didn't hit the ball with much authority -- two of his singles never left the infield -- Hays still did his job from the top of the batting order. The 25-year-old is on a roll to close out the season, putting together multi-hit performances in five of his last eight games and slashing .455/.486/.758 over that stretch with three solo homers and eight total runs scored.
Hays went 3-for-5 with a double, a solo home run and two additional runs scored in Thursday's 13-1 rout of the Red Sox. The lower half of the O's order put on a hitting clinic as four different Baltimore hitters racked up three hits each, with none of them batting higher than Hays in the No. 5 spot. For the third straight season, the 25-year-old has had trouble staying healthy., but when Hays has been in the lineup he's been reasonably productive, slashing .275/.333/.404 through 30 games with four homers, two steals, eight RBI and 18 runs.
Hays went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 9-1 loss to the Red Sox. Hays' seventh-inning blast off Red Sox reliever Mike Kickham was the Orioles' lone run in the contest. It was Hays' third homer of the year, to go with seven RBI, 15 runs scored and a pair of stolen bases in 29 games.
Hays went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in a 2-1 loss to the Rays on Friday. Hays provided the lone run for the Orioles when he took Tyler Glasnow deep to left to open up the bottom half of the fourth. It was his first home run since he was activated off the injured list Sept. 14. The 25-year-old is hitting .227/.296/.307 with two homers, six RBI and 12 runs scored in 98 plate appearances and will look to finish the season on a strong note after missing a month with a fractured rib.
Hays (ribs) was activated off the 10-day injured list Monday and will be in the lineup against Atlanta, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. Hays wound up missing a month with a fractured rib. He'd struggled to a .203/.273/.246 slash line in 77 plate appearances prior to suffering the injury, but he's still likely to play a significant role down the stretch in center field.