Gonzalez is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rays. Gonzalez will retreat to the bench after his six-game hit streak came to an end with an 0-for-2 showing in Tuesday's loss to the Rays. Tony Kemp is starting in left field and hitting ninth in this one.
Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Saturday's 10-2 win over the Royals. This was Gonzalez's second three-hit game this month and sixth multi-hit effort in the last 10. He ended the month of May with a .217 batting average, but has been on a tear since the calendar flipped to June. In 11 games this month, he's gone 16-for-34 (.471) with half of those hits going for extra bases. He's had a few mini-runs where it looked like he'd break out of a season-long slump, but he's been able to sustain this most recent one longer than the others.
Gonzalez is not in the lineup Tuesday against the A's. After starting the past four games at shortstop in place of the injured Carlos Correa (side), Gonzalez will make his way to the bench as Correa is set to return to the lineup against Daniel Mengden. Gonzalez is off to a strong start in June, hitting .400 with four extra-base hits in his first 20 at-bats. Tony Kemp draws the start in left field.
Gonzalez started at shortstop in place of Carlos Correa (side) and went 2-for-4 in Thursday's win over the Rangers. Correa's injury cropped up Wednesday while he swung at a pitch and he sat out Thursday's game. Initial reports indicate the injury is not serious, but the Astros will exercise caution. Gonzalez can give them that luxury, as he has six hits, including a double and two triples, in his last nine at-bats. This most recent streak of hitting is the latest effort to break out of a slump that has hovered over Gonzalez since the start of the season.
Gonzalez isn't in Wednesday's starting lineup against the Mariners, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Gonzalez is set to ride the bench, with Tony Kemp taking over in left field and batting ninth. Gonzalez has been hot at the plate lately, going 4-for-5 with three extra-base hits and two RBI over his last two games.
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