HOUSTON -- This has been a torrid month at the plate so far for shortstop Jed Lowrie, who entered Sunday batting .538 (7-for-13) in May and riding an eight-game hitting streak. He also leads the club with four homers and was sixth in the league with a .433 on-base percentage.
"I feel good," Lowrie said. "I've been saying this from the beginning, but I put in a lot of work in Spring Training, and I'm really happy with my approach right now, the way I'm seeing the ball and not trying to do too much. I'm really happy with where I'm at."
Lowrie is averaging about one home run every 19 at-bats, which is about twice his career average. But for a player who doesn't have the physical stature of Carlos Lee, J.D. Martinez or even Chris Johnson, he has some surprising pop.
"That's just the way the game works," he said. "You never hit 30 homers in a season and you've hit four at this point of the year, people don't really know who you are and that's fine. I'm not really worried about that. I'm focused on having good at-bats every time I go up there and helping this team win."
Lowrie has also not made an error this season.