Biggio will start at second base and bat leadoff Wednesday against the Yankees. Normal table setter Eric Sogard is receiving a breather for the day game after the night game, so Biggio will settle in atop the order for the first time since June 14. Biggio owns a robust .352 on-base percentage through his first 27 games in the big leagues, but his elevated strikeout rate (28.6 percent) has played a major part in limiting his average to a pedestrian .221. The rookie has at least made some progress on that front lately, as he'll carry a four-game hitting streak into the series finale.
Biggio is not in the lineup for Friday's game at Boston. Biggio will head to the bench Friday with lefty Chris Sale taking the mound for the Red Sox. Eric Sogard will start at the keystone in his stead.
Biggio went 2-for-2 with two walks, two home runs and three RBI in Monday's 10-5 loss to the Angels. It's the rookie's second two-homer performance over the course of a small five-game hitting streak. Biggio's boosted his slash line to .233/.378/.517 with five long balls and 10 RBI in 19 games since his promotion with a strong 14:21 BB:K, and he's already showing the same power and patience he did in the minors.
Biggio finished 2-for-4 with two solo home runs, a walk and three runs scored during Thursday's 12-3 win over the Orioles. Biggio came in with one hit in his last 23 at-bats, but he ended that drought with a solo home run in the second inning. He later walked and scored before adding another solo shot in the seventh. Biggio hasn't yet enjoyed any sustained success at the MLB level and will hope to generate some momentum from this notable performance.
Biggio is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Baltimore. Biggio has gone hitless in 10 of his 13 career major-league games. Eric Sogard starts at second base in his absence.
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