"We got beat up a little bit in Texas. Those were three hard-fought games in tough conditions," Melvin said.
Lowrie said he first started to feel the cramp after Saturday's win at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington and told Melvin he'd play as long as he felt comfortable. Lowrie hit in the cage Monday and completed his normal pregame activities. Alberto Callaspo got the start at second base in his place.
"Dallas is known for causing cramps," Lowrie said. "I don't think it's out of the ordinary."
Jeff Kirshman is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.