Gonzalez will be out of the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's twin bill versus Baltimore. He will start at second base and bat cleanup in Game 1, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. With manager A.J. Hinch looking to give each of his regular starters a breather during the doubleheader, Gonzalez will hit the pine in the nightcap. Over his past 11 games, Gonzalez is slashing .308/.400/.462 with eight RBI.
Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with an RBI in Friday's 2-1 win over the Orioles. Gonzalez flared a bases-loaded single to knock in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning. The 29-year-old utility player has driven in 10 runs over the last 14 games.
Gonzalez is out of the lineup versus Baltimore on Thursday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Gonzalez will receive another day off as manager A.J. Hinch continues to rest some regulars with the Astros' spot in the postseason secured. Kyle Tucker will draw another start in left field in his absence.
Gonzalez is not in the lineup against Toronto on Wednesday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports. Gonzalez will take a seat along with most of the other regular starters now that Houston has locked up its spot atop the American League West. Kyle Tucker will receive a start in left field in his place.
Gonzalez is not in the lineup Sunday against Arizona. Gonzalez sits after making six straight starts. Tony Kemp will be the left fielder in his place Sunday.
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