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Plain Dealer May 2, 2015

Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Bourn scratched from lineup with neck strain

Michael Bourn was scratched from Saturday's lineup less than an hour before first pitch because of a neck strain. A day earlier, a head-first slide sans helmet resulted in Bourn smacking his head against the dirt near home plate.

Cleveland Indians CF Michael Bourn scratched from lineup with neck strain; Tyler Holt starting

Indians centerfielder Michael Bourn has been scratched from Saturday's lineup due to a cervical (neck) strain. Bourn slid hard into home plate during Friday night's 9-4 win against Toronto. He was 9-of-23 since being moved down to the No. 9 spot in the order and had collected a hit in five straight games. Tyler Holt, called up Friday after TJ House was put on the disabled list, will start in center field and bat ninth Saturday. Jason Kipnis will lead off.
Plain Dealer May 2, 2015

Will Michael Bourn ever wreak havoc on bases again? Hey, Hoynsie!

Is Michael Bourn's drop in stolen bases due to a lack of confidence, injuries or lost speed?
News-Herald Apr 30, 2015

Cleveland Indians notes: Michael Bourn taking lineup demotion in stride

There is no bigger or humbling demotion for a major-league player than to be moved from hitting leadoff to hitting last.Michael Bourn knows that, but he's being a good soldier."Baseball is a grown man's game," he said of his demotion.The speedy Bourn has been a leadoff hitter for most of his career, but for the Indians now he is hitting last.
Akron Beacon Journal Apr 30, 2015

Indians notebook: manager Terry Francona trying to balance loyalty, stubbornness in making lineup changes; Danny Salazar keeping the ball and his ERA down

CLEVELAND: Last Sunday, Indians manager Terry Francona moved leadoff hitter Michael Bourn down to the No. 9 spot in the lineup, the first time Bourn had ever been placed there. It came after nearly a month of Bourn clearly not looking like himself or swinging the bat well. Francona wanted to give Bourn time to figure things out. Being a veteran, Bourn had been in slumps before and had broken out of it. Francona wanted to show at least some loyalty to Bourn and he also didn’t want to start changing the lineup every night. It’s a balance Francona keeps in mind when making lineup decisions....
Akron Beacon Journal Apr 29, 2015

Indians 7, Royals 5: Tonight's One Last Thing on Jason Kipnis and Michael Bourn's positive nights

The Cleveland Indians snapped a four-game losing streak with a 7-5 win over the Kansas City Royals Wednesday night. Tonight’s One Last Thing: The Indians are finally getting some positive signs from Jason Kipnis and Michael Bourn. Indians manager Terry Francona this past Sunday moved Michael Bourn down to the No. 9 spot in the lineup for the first time in his career. That pushed Jason Kipnis up to the leadoff spot. Four days later, both are starting to swing the bat better. Kipnis hit a three-run home run Wednesday, which was his first home run since July 31 of last season, a...
Akron Beacon Journal Apr 29, 2015
Cleveland Indians beat Kansas City Royals 7-5, end four-game losing streak

Cleveland Indians beat Kansas City Royals 7-5, end four-game losing streak

CLEVELAND: It was only last Sunday that Indians manager Terry Francona put Michael Bourn in the No. 9 spot in the lineup for the first time in his career.On Wednesday, Bourn came through with the hit that put the Indians up for good in a 7-5 win against the Kansas City Royals.The win ended a four-game losing streak and avoided a sweep to the Royals.After the lead changed hands a few times, the Indians (7-13) entered the bottom of the sixth inning trailing 4-3. Lonnie Chisenhall and Roberto Perez each doubled to open the inning off Royals starter Yordano Ventura, tying the score at 4-4. Bourn,...

Cleveland Indians end four-game losing streak, beat Kansas City Royals 7-5

It was only last Sunday that Indians manager Terry Francona put Michael Bourn in the No. 9 spot in the lineup for the first time in his career. On Wednesday, Bourn came through with the hit that put the Indians up for good in a 7-5 win against the Kansas City Royals. The win ended a four-game losing streak and avoided a sweep at the hands of the Royals. After the lead changed hands a few times, the Indians entered the bottom of the sixth inning trailing 4-3. Lonnie Chisenhall and Roberto Perez each doubled to open the inning, tying the score at 4-4. Bourn, still hitting ninth, roped a...
Chronicle-Telegram Apr 28, 2015

Indians notes: Jason Kipnis, Michael Bourn off to slow starts

CLEVELAND — The Indians were fairly confident they would get bounce-back seasons from two key players at the top of the batting order — former all-stars Jason Kipnis and Michael Bourn. Thus far, it hasn’t happened. Kipnis, whose production was limited by an oblique injury last year, is off to a slow start to 2015, Read More...The post Indians notes: Jason Kipnis, Michael Bourn off to slow starts appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram. Your #1 source for Lorain County News.
Akron Beacon Journal Apr 26, 2015

Indians notebook: centerfielder Michael Bourn hits ninth in the lineup for first time in career; catcher Yan Gomes progressing well

DETROIT: Struggling Indians centerfielder Michael Bourn was placed into the No. 9 spot in the lineup for the first time in his career for Sunday’s game against the Detroit Tigers. Bourn, normally a leadoff hitter, was hitting just .180 entering Sunday’s game. He hadn’t hit anywhere but leadoff since June 28, 2011 with the Houston Astros, when he hit second in the order. He went 0-for-4 with an RBI (on a fielder’s choice) in Sunday’s 8-6 loss. “Sometimes you just catch yourself in a funk,” Bourn said before the game. “That’s what I’m in right now. Just have to work my way...
Plain Dealer Apr 26, 2015
Terry Francona on moving Michael Bourn out of the leadoff spot: 'It's probably the best thing for our team'

Terry Francona on moving Michael Bourn out of the leadoff spot: 'It's probably the best thing for our team'

After Saturday's loss to the Tigers at Comerica Park, the Indians' skipper met with the center fielder to tell him that he would be moved to ninth in the lineup.
Akron Beacon Journal Apr 26, 2015

Cleveland Indians CF Michael Bourn hitting ninth in the lineup Sunday

Indians centerfielder Michael Bourn has been moved to the No. 9 spot in the lineup for the first time in his career for Sunday's game against the Detroit Tigers. Bourn is hitting .180 this season and hasn't made much solid contact in the last couple games. It's the first time he hasn't hit leadoff since June 28, 2011, when he hit second in the order with the Houston Astros. Jason Kipnis will hit leadoff Sunday.
Plain Dealer Apr 23, 2015

Michael Bourn on Cleveland Indians' poor offense: 'If I get going ... we'll get going.'

Leadoff hitter Michael Bourn is confident he can jump start the struggling offense.
Plain Dealer Apr 20, 2015

What happens if Michael Bourn doesn't bat leadoff? Cleveland Indians notes

Michael Bourn, and the rest of the Indians hitters, have started this season slowly, but manager Terry Francona says things can change quickly.

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