Gonzalez went 2-for-5 with a home run, double, three RBI and two runs scored in a victory over the Angels on Tuesday. After sitting out two straight games, Gonzalez hit a two-run homer off reliever Justin Anderson to tie the game in the sixth and later plated another run with a ground rule double in the seventh. Since an 0-for-2 outing against the Yankees on May 6 lowered his season average to .200, Gonzalez has accumulated an 11-game hitting streak in which he has gone 17-for-45 (.378) with three home runs and eight RBI to raise his overall season slash line to .255/.329/.393.
Gonzalez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. With primary third baseman Miguel Sano returning from the injured list ahead of the series opener, Gonzalez has shifted into more of a utility role. After seeing two starts at first base and one in left field over the previous three days, Gonzalez will move to the bench while C.J. Cron and Eddie Rosario handle the starts at those positions. Look for the Twins to continue to find ways to keep Gonzalez's bat in the lineup while he's hitting a sizzling .355/.429/.500 in May.
Gonzalez went 2-for-5 with two runs scored in Friday's 7-1 win over the Mariners. Both of Gonzalez's runs came on singles by Max Kepler in the fourth and fifth innings. The utility man is on a nine-game hitting streak, having gone 12-for-34 with two homers and five RBI in that span. The run has raised his season average to .239 over 134 at-bats in 38 games.
Gonzalez is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels. Gonzalez will be rested for the day game after the night game as Willians Astudillo picks up a start at third base. Though Gonzalez is maintaining an underwhelming .666 OPS for the season, he's at least upped his performance this month with a .340/.426/.411 slash line over 13 May games. His playing-time outlook could soon take a turn for the worse, however, as Miguel Sano (heel) is closing in on a return from the 10-day injured list.
Gonzalez (face) is starting at third base and batting second for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers. Gonzalez remained on the bench for the Game 1 loss after being forced to leave Friday's game due to a collision at first base with Detroit's Niko Goodrum. The 30-year-old was diagnosed with a facial contusion, but thankfully appears to have avoided any further damage. Gonzalez is slashing .370/.469/.407 across his last eight contests.
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