Lowrie found his way in the game after all for one at-bat, pinch-hitting for Josh Reddick in the ninth and delivering a sacrifice fly in the 5-2 loss.
Eric Sogard started in his place at shortstop, while Alberto Callaspo got the nod at second base, with Nick Punto also out of the mix with a left calf strain.
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