Indians' Francisco Lindor: Hitting cleanup Sunday

Lindor will start at shortstop and bat cleanup Sunday against the Tigers, Jordan Bastian of reports.

With a big bopper in Edwin Encarnacion (ankle) missing from the lineup for the second day in a row, the Indians elected to move Lindor from his usual leadoff post to add some thump to the heart of the order. Expect Lindor to slide back into the table-setting role once Encarnacion is cleared to rejoin the starting nine, perhaps as soon as Monday's series opener with the White Sox.

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