Cleveland Guardians star 3B Jose Ramirez not in lineup for second straight game due to sore thumb

Cleveland Guardians third baseman Jose Ramirez was out of the lineup Sunday for the second straight game because of right thumb soreness.

Ramirez underwent an MRI on Sunday morning and results are expected Monday.

These were the first two games Ramirez has missed this season. Ernie Clement got the start at third base for the second straight game and went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in the Guardians' 5-3 victory over the Dodgers on Sunday.

Manager Terry Francona said Saturday that Ramirez jammed the thumb during a swing about 10 days ago and then aggravated it during the Guardians' recent series in Colorado.

Ramirez, who has an eight-game hitting streak, leads the American League with 62 RBIs and his .305 batting average is eighth in the AL.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.