Kipnis is not in the lineup Monday against Boston, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. It looks to simply be a rare, scheduled day off for Kipnis, who has played in every game since June 26. The Indians will go with Michael Martinez at second base Monday, and he'll bat ninth in the order against left-hander Drew Pomeranz.
Kipnis went 2-for-4 with an RBI single, solo homer and a walk in Saturday's 5-2 victory over the Yankees. The veteran second baseman got the Indians' comeback started with a 399-foot solo shot off CC Sabathia in the fourth and then closed out the scoring with an RBI single in the ninth that brought in Rajai Davis. Kipnis has hit safely in three straight and homers in two of those contests.
Kipnis went 2-for-4 with a game-tying RBI in Friday's 5-3 victory over the A's. The veteran second baseman delivered in the clutch Friday, plating Tyler Naquin with a bloop to shallow left that forged a 3-3 tie in the seventh. Kipnis has enjoyed his best month of the season in July, with 10 multi-hit efforts and a .333/.388/.589 line over 90 at-bats.
Kipnis went 3-for-4 with two solo homers and three runs in Friday's 10-2 victory over the Yankees. The 29-year-old blasted one of the Indians' three first-inning homers off young Yankees starter Chad Green, and provided his second straight multi-hit outing. Kipnis has gotten July off to a solid start, slashing .294/.351/.676 over 34 at-bats with three homers, all of which have come in the last two contests.
Updating a previous report, Kipnis has been inserted into Sunday's lineup against the Blue Jays. He'll play second base and bat second in the order. Kipnis was scheduled to receive the day off with lefty J.A. Happ starting for the Blue Jays, but with Juan Uribe still bothered by discomfort in one of his fingers after being hit by a pitch Saturday, the Indians opted to make a late lineup change. A matchup with another lefty starter in the Tigers' Daniel Norris looms on Monday for the Indians, so Kipnis could be rested in that contest if Uribe is deemed ready to go at that point.
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