Kipnis went 2-for-3 with a single and a solo home run in Friday's win over the Royals. Kipnis connected on a solo shot in the third inning off Ian Kennedy to give the Indians a 1-0 lead, and he added a single in the seventh before being pulled for a pinch runner. Kipnis now has multiple hits in his last two starts, and he owns an underwhelming .231 batting average to go along with 18 home runs and 75 RBI on the season.
Kipnis is out of Thursday's starting lineup against Kansas City, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Kipnis will take a seat after going 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a pair of runs scored during Wednesday's victory over the White Sox. In his place, Greg Allen will start in center field and bat second.
Kipnis is not in the lineup Monday against the White Sox. Kipnis sits after making six straight starts. Greg Allen will be the Indians' center fielder.
Kipnis went 1-for-3 with a walk and a walkoff grand slam in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the White Sox. After working the count full against rookie flamethrower Ian Hamilton with one out in the ninth inning, Kipnis launched a changeup over the right-field fence for his 17th homer of the year and fourth through 14 games in September. Overall it's been another disappointing campaign for the 31-year-old, but he's at least building up a little momentum headed towards the playoffs.
Kipnis is not in the lineup Sunday against the Tigers. Cleveland will rest eight starters after clinching the division Saturday. Greg Allen will get the call in center field.