Alonso is not in the lineup Sunday against the Tigers. Alonso is one of eight starters to be rested Sunday after Cleveland clinched the division the night before. Yandy Diaz will start at first base.
Alonso was 3-for-6 with a a two-run homer and three runs scored in a 15-0 win over Detroit on Saturday. The Indians exploded for 15 runs over the first four innings as Alonso broke out of a 5-for-35 slump to start September. The 31-year-old is slashing .242/.306/.423 with 23 home runs this season.
Alonso is not in the lineup Friday against the left-handed Matt Boyd and the Tigers, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Since Yandy Diaz was called up in mid-August, Alonso hasn't started against a single southpaw. Diaz will get the call at first base again Friday.
Alonso is out of the lineup against the Rays on Wednesday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Alonso will head to the bench with left-hander Blake Snell on the hill for Tampa Bay. Yandy Diaz will man first base and bat second in his place.
Alonso is not in the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays. Alonso is hitting just .212 against southpaws this season, so he'll head to the bench for a day off with lefty Thomas Pannone taking the hill for Toronto. Yandy Diaz will replace him at first base for the day.
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