Ramirez went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Monday's 5-2 extra-inning win over Toronto. The third baseman extended Cleveland's lead to three runs with his extra-inning blast. Ramirez has homered four times in his last eight games, giving him 23 on the year. He's put up a solid but unremarkable .255/.344/.525 slash line with 64 RBI, 68 runs scored and 11 stolen bases through 392 plate appearances. Ramirez has also played in six straight contests -- he's battled elbow soreness recently but it appears it's not limiting him as much as it did a couple of weeks ago.
Ramirez went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and an RBI in Saturday's win over the White Sox. Ramirez drove in what proved to be the decisive run, scoring new teammate Myles Straw with a ground-rule double in the eighth inning that gave Cleveland a 12-8 lead. Ramirez also singled and stole second in the seventh, his 11th swipe in 14 attempts this season. The 28-year-old boasts an .867 OPS with 22 homers and 62 RBI in 383 plate appearances this season.
Ramirez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 7-2 win over St. Louis. With three homers and a triple in his last four games, the third baseman has gotten on a bit of a surge lately. Ramirez is up to 22 long balls, 60 RBI, 66 runs scored and 10 stolen bases through 373 plate appearances overall. He'll typically hit in the heart of Cleveland's order when he's in the lineup. Manager Terry Francona utilized Ramirez as the designated hitter Wednesday, but he should be back at third base when Cleveland opens its series in Chicago on Friday.
Ramirez went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to St. Louis. The third baseman accounted for all of Cleveland's run production with his fourth-inning blast off Adam Wainwright. Ramirez has homered twice in his last three games. He's up to 21 long balls, 59 RBI, 65 runs scored and 10 stolen bases while slashing .253/.344/.519 across 369 plate appearances. Ramirez may sit out Wednesday as manager Terry Francona tries to maintain the 28-year-old's lingering elbow soreness.
Ramirez is not in the lineup Sunday against the Rays. Ramirez started the past three games after missing a couple contests while managing elbow soreness, and he'll receive the day off Sunday. It's not a surprise to see the 28-year-old back on the bench, as manager Terry Francona indicated the third baseman is expected to require more maintenance days during the second half to help deal with the issue. Ernie Clement will cover the hot corner in the series finale.