Alonso went 3-for-5 with a home run, a double and three RBI on Sunday against the Tigers. Alonso mashed his 18th homer of the year in the third inning, increasing Cleveland's lead to four. Following his most recent performance at the dish, Alonso has put together a modest five-game hitting streak in which he's gone 8-for-20 with four extra-base hits and seven RBI.
Alonso went 2-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI on Saturday against the Rangers. Alonso took Austin Bibens-Dirkx deep for both of his home runs -- a two-run shot in the fifth inning and a solo homer in the seventh inning -- and brought his season total to 15. Saturday was the first time Alonso was in the lineup post-All-Star break as the Indians had faced left-handed starter Martin Perez on Friday. He wasted no time getting back into form, and that's a positive sign as he had entered Saturday's action with just a .403 slugging percentage over the past 30 days.
Alonso is out of the lineup Sunday against the Athletics, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. The lefty-hitting Alonso will take a seat against Athletics southpaw Brett Anderson, resulting in Edwin Encarnacion picking up a start at first base. Alonso is slashing just .206/.257/.382 against opposing left-handers this season and could continue to be withheld from those matchups on a regular basis.
Alonso went 3-for-3 with a walk, a run and an RBI in Tuesday's win over the Royals. Alonso had his second multi-hit game in three days, bringing his slash line to .261/.331/.448 on the year. The 31-year-old has 12 homers, 14 doubles and 35 runs on the season, while his 47 RBI are good for eighth among MLB first basemen.
Alonso went 4-for-6 with two doubles, three RBI and a run in Cleveland's 15-3 victory over Oakland on Sunday. Alonso had been hitless in his last seven at-bats coming into this contest, but he broke out in a big way against the Athletics with this four-hit effort on an overall banner day for Cleveland's lineup. His inaugural campaign with the Indians has had its ups and downs so far, but Alonso's overall numbers on the season are solid, as he's sporting a .257/.325/.448 slash line with 12 homers, 14 doubles and 46 RBI through 261 at-bats.
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