Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 7 days ago

Kipnis hit his sixth home run in Tuesday's win over Tampa Bay, a solo shot, in a 1-for-5 game.

Kipnis has been doing just about everything this year other than socking home runs, as Tuesday's was his first in June and his first in 112 at-bats. Kipnis leads the league in doubles with 25 and has a career high in slugging percentage at .515. If he can turn some of those doubles into home runs in the second half, his value will only go higher. He has the power to do it -- he hit 17 home runs in 2013 and at 28 should be at the peak of his power ability.

Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 4 weeks ago

Kipnis is not in the lineup Thursday against the Mariners, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

Kipnis owns a respectable .333 batting average on the year, but that number dips 80 points to .253 when a left-handed pitcher is on the mound. With southpaw J.A. Happ set to take the hill for the opposing Mariners in an early game, the timing seemed right for manager Terry Francona to award his second baseman with his first day off of the season. Mike Aviles will lead off for The Tribe, while Zach Walters will be called upon to man second base.

Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 1 month ago

Kipnis reached base in all four of his plate appearances Saturday, going 1-for-1 with three walks, a run scored, and his eighth stolen base of the season.

Last year's weak performance continues to look like nothing more than a bad dream for Kipnis, and he's now slashing .332/.411/.507 through 55 games this season, numbers which would be career bests in all three categories if he can keep them up.

Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 1 month ago

Kipnis went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored Wednesday against Texas.

The barrage continues. Kipnis has hit in seven straight games and is 46-for-103 (.447) with four homers, 14 RBI, 28 runs and three steals.

Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 1 month ago

Kipnis went 1-for-4 with a home run in Tuesday's loss to Texas.

Kipnis hit home run number five on the season to boost his average up to a gaudy .335. He now has 22 RBI on the year and continues to provide great production at second base where production can be scarce.

Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 1 month ago

Kipnis went 2-for-4 Saturday with a double, a run scored and an RBI.

He provided Corey Kluber with all the offense he needed in a 2-1 win over the Reds. Kipnis is now hitting an unreal .465/.545/.733 in 86 May at-bats with three home runs, three steals, 12 RBI and an incredible 24 runs scored.

Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 2 months ago

Kipnis continued his scorching May, going 3-for-6 with two runs scored an two RBI, including a game-winning two-run homer in the ninth in the 10-8 win against Texas on Saturday.

That makes for 19 hits in his last seven games in a historical stretch for the second basemen, including 10 runs in that span. If Kipnis continues this absurd pace, he could battle for an AL MVP.

Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 2 months ago

Kipnis had four hits and scored three runs in an 8-3 win over the Rangers on Friday.

Kipnis is read-hot at the plate with four three-hit efforts in his last six games and seems entrenched as the Tribe's leadoff hitter going forward.

Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 2 months ago

Kipnis went 3-for-5 Saturday with a run scored and two stolen bases.

He's locked in right now, hitting .441 (15-for-34) in eight May games to boost his slash line on the season to .281/.336/.405. After a rough 2014, Kipnis is starting to show flashes of the form he had the season before.

Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 2 months ago

Kipnis hit his third homer in his last five games Sunday and is slashing .344/.462/.688 in eight games as the leadoff hitter.

Kipnis' hot stretch atop the order should keep him there for the foreseeable future as he tries to jumpstart a stagnant Cleveland offense.