Lowe is not in the lineup Sunday at Cleveland, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Lowe is hitting well since the All-Star break with an .887 OPS in nine games, but he'll receive the day off Sunday. Joey Wendle will shift to the keystone while Yandy Diaz starts at third base.
Lowe went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a walk in an extra-inning win over Cleveland on Thursday. Lowe's timely ninth-inning two-bagger plated Brett Phillips to knot the score at 4-4. The previously struggling outfielder is on quite the nine-game tear, producing a quartet of two-hit efforts over that span on his way to a .370/.528/.778 slash line across 36 plate appearances. Batting leadoff, as he did for the 22nd time this season Thursday, also seems to agree with the 27-year-old, as he now owns a .984 OPS, .411 wOBA and .376 ISO when operating out of the top of the order.
Lowe is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against Atlanta. After a 1-for-4 effort Friday, Lowe is hitting .257 with seven home runs and 12 RBI in his last 10 games. Wander Franco is playing second base and batting second in Saturday's contest.
Lowe went 1-for-4 with two walks and a run scored in Friday's 7-6 win over Atlanta. Lowe singled for his only hit of the night but also drew two walks, the first time he's done so since June 24. The 26-year-old has is looking for a resurgent second half of the season as he's currently slashing a meager .209/.320/.462 with 21 homers, 48 RBI, 48 runs scored, four steals and a 41:109 BB:K over 341 plate appearances. He's showcased plenty of power but is striking out 32 percent of the time and needs to work to better that as the season moves forward.
Lowe went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 3-1 loss to Toronto. The 27-year-old ended the first half of the season on a solid power surge -- he's now homered seven times in his last nine games. Lowe is up to 21 long balls, 48 RBI, 47 runs scored and four stolen bases, but his slash line sits at .208/.316/.465 through 335 plate appearances.
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