Brandon Lowe made an immediate impact in his return to the Tampa Bay Rays

Second baseman Brandon Lowe swings at a pitch during the Terps' 2-1 loss against Iowa at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium on April 12, 2015.

While the 2019 AL Rookie of the Year campaign for former Maryland baseball player Brandon Lowe is probably done, he came back from injury this weekend with a bang.

Lowe, who was sidelined since July 2 after fouling a ball off his foot, returned to the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday to help with their postseason push.

As of Tuesday morning, the Rays are 93-64, 0.5 games ahead of the Cleveland Indians for the second AL Wild Card spot with five games left to play.

Lowe had an immediate impact in Sunday’s game, singling in his first at-bat back and scoring the Rays’ first run of the game. However, Tampa Bay lost 7-4.

On Monday night, it was a different story and Lowe was at the center of it. With the Rays trailing in the fourth inning, Lowe crushed a solo home run way out to right field that tied the game 4-4.

The Rays won Monday night’s game 7-4, and Lowe will look to continue making an impact as Tampa Bay closes in on the playoffs.

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