CLEVELAND (AP) Indians outfielder Michael Bourn has been scratched from Saturday’s lineup because of a cervical strain.
Bourn slid headfirst into the plate Friday trying to score from first base on Mike Aviles’ double. He was called safe, but the play was overturned on a replay challenge by Toronto manager John Gibbons.
Bourn remained in the game and was in Saturday’s lineup before being removed about 45 minutes before the first pitch.
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Bourn is batting .202 in 21 games and was moved from leadoff to ninth in the batting order last week. Tyler Holt took Bourn’s place in Saturday’s lineup.