With his two-out RBI double in the eighth inning of Wednesday's 6-3 win over the White Sox, Indians third baseman Jack Hannahan improved to .400 (10-for-25) on the year in two-out situations. His 12 RBIs with two outs were the most in the American League, entering Thursday. Hannahan has also hit .500 (9-for-18) with 15 RBIs with runners in scoring position and .615 (8-for-13) with 12 RBIs with RISP and two outs this season.
The Indians headed into Thursday with a chance to secure their fourth straight road series win to open this season. Cleveland has not won each of its first four road sets in a season since 1961. That year, the Tribe won each of the first four road series at Detroit, Washington, Kansas City and Baltimore.
Infielder Jose Lopez cleared waivers and has been sent outright to Triple-A Columbus by the Indians. Lopez, who hit .190 (4-for-21) in five games for Cleveland this season, was designated for assignment on Tuesday to clear a spot on the roster for veteran outfielder Johnny Damon.