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• 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.