Lowrie leaves first game of Bay Bridge Series with injury, is ‘day-to-day'


UPDATE (10:41 p.m.): A's manager Bob Melvin said Lowrie is day-to-day with a "lower leg contusion." This story has been updated to reflect that. 

Oakland A's All-Star second baseman Jed Lowrie left the fifth inning of Friday's 7-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants with a left leg contusion, and is day-to-day, according to manager Bob Melvin.

Lowrie collided with right fielder Stephen Piscotty during a fly ball in the bottom of the third inning. Piscotty slid into the back of Lowrie's left leg, although Lowrie managed to hang on to the ball for the first out of the inning.

Melvin told reporters postgame that Lowrie got sore as the game went on, so the A's pulled Lowrie as a precaution.

Lowrie, an 11-year veteran, was named as an injury replacement to his first career All-Star Game earlier this week. He leads all AL second basemen with 16 home runs, 62 RBI, and a .501 slugging percentage.

Friday's game was Oakland's third-to-last before the All-Star Game. 

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