Brantley is not in the starting lineup Monday against the White Sox. Brantley will sit after starting six straight games. Brandon Guyer will get the start in left field in his absence.
Brantley went 3-for-6 with an RBI in Saturday's 5-4 extra-innings win over the Red Sox. After Francisco Lindor was intentionally walked to load the bases with nobody out in the 11th inning, Brantley calmly drove a 1-1 pitch from Drew Pomeranz to the warning track in left field for the walkoff win. The 31-year-old has returned to his pre-injury form in 2018, slashing .310/.364/.474 through 137 games with 17 homers, 75 RBI, 85 runs and 11 steals.
Brantley went 3-for-6 with a home run, a stolen base and two runs scored in Thursday's loss to the White Sox. Brantley's wonderful comeback 2018 campaign continues, and he's now up to 17 long balls and 11 stolen bases with an .834 OPS. He's batting .333 (18-for-54) in the month of September with three home runs and nine runs scored.
Brantley will be on the bench Sunday against the Tigers. The Indians will go with nearly a full shift change Sunday after clinching the division the day before. Rajai Davis will start in left field.
Brantley is not in the lineup against Tampa Bay on Wednesday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Brantley will take a seat on the bench with southpaw Blake Snell on the mound for the Rays. In his absence, Brandon Guyer will start in left field and bat fifth.
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