Mancini went 2-for-4 with a walk, three-run homer and two runs scored Thursday against the Indians. Mancini took Trevor Bauer deep in the third inning to record his ninth home run of the season. He's been hot at the dish of late, recording three homers in his past six contests while also recording at least one hit eight of his past 10 games. After posting a disappointing .416 slugging percentage in 2018, Mancini has seemingly regained his power stroke by slugging .563 across 174 plate appearances this season.
Mancini went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles and an RBI in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Red Sox in 12 innings. Mancini nearly added a walkoff home run to his ledger in the bottom of the 11th inning, but Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley reached over the seven-foot wall to reel in the flyball. The two doubles were at least a nice consolation prize and boosted his total to 13 for the season, good for sixth in the majors.
Mancini is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the White Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Mancini returned to action for Game 1 after missing a few days after being hit by a pitch on his right hand, and went 0-for-4 with one walk and one run scored. Anthony Santander will start in right field and bat sixth in his absence.
Mancini (hand) is back in the lineup as expected for the first half of Wednesday's doubleheader against the White Sox, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports. Mancini hadn't appeared in a game since leaving Saturday's contest after getting hit by a pitch in his right hand. He was considered likely to return Tuesday, but that day's game was postponed. He'll bat second and play right field Wednesday.
Mancini (hand) expects to be back in the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Mancini took a pitch off his right hand Saturday and has been out of the lineup for two straight contests. X-rays were negative and his index finger (which took the brunt of the blow) feels much better Monday, so his absence should end soon. It's unclear if he'll be available off the bench Monday.
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