Kipnis sore, but in lineup vs. Cardinals

Kipnis sore, but in lineup vs. Cardinals

Kipnis sore, but in lineup vs. Cardinals
ST. LOUIS -- Jason Kipnis watched the replay of the foul ball he hit off his right knee during the first inning of Cleveland's 6-2 victory over the Cardinals on Friday night just once Saturday afternoon before pausing the video and walking away from the computer.

It wasn't easy to watch.

Despite experiencing some soreness in his knee on Saturday, Kipnis is in the lineup tonight for the Indians in Game 2 of the three game series in St. Louis.

"He's tough," Indians manager Manny Acta said of Kipnis on Saturday. "He's not gonna let everybody know how banged up he is because he loves to play."

Kipnis went to the dirt for a couple of minutes after getting hit with the nasty foul tip last night. Trainers came out to tend to Kipnis, but the second baseman walked it off, remained in the game and finished the night 2-for-5.

Kipnis iced his knee before Saturday's game, and said he didn't sit much during the game Saturday and was walking around the dugout throughout the game.

"Just trying to stay loose," said Kipnis.

Given Kipnis' toughness, Acta said he had no thoughts of asking Kipnis if he'd like to take the night off.

"Guys like Kipnis are a breath of fresh air, guys that can go all out every day," Acta said.