Indians scratch Encarnacion because of back spasms
DETROIT (AP) Edwin Encarnacion has been scratched from Cleveland’s lineup against Detroit because of back spasms.
The 35-year-old Encarnacion was slated to bat fifth as the designated hitter, but a new lineup was announced about 20 minutes before the scheduled first pitch. Encarnacion is hitting .205 with nine home runs and 22 RBIs.
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