Rays activate 2B Lowe from IL for playoff push

The Tampa Bay Rays, seeking their first playoff berth since 2013, have activated All-Star second baseman Brandon Lowe from the 60-day injured list.

Lowe, 25, was in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Boston Red Sox, batting fifth.

He has not played since July 2, when he suffered a bruised right shin against the Baltimore Orioles. The injury also knocked him out of the All-Star Game.

Prior to the injury, Lowe was hitting .276 with 16 home runs and 49 RBIs in 2019.

The Rays entered Sunday one game ahead of the Cleveland Indians for the second wild-card spot in the American League.