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• Second baseman Jason Kipnis had three hits and scored the game-winning run on Wednesday night. It was his first three-hit game since May 1, against the White Sox.

• Jose Lopez has been clutch at the plate late in games this season. When hitting in the seventh through ninth innings, the third baseman is 7-for-17 with two home runs, two doubles and five RBIs.

• Minor League pitcher Austin Adams underwent season-ending surgery on his right shoulder on Wednesday. Adams, one of the Indians' top pitching prospects, who throws his fastball in the upper 90s, was invited to Spring Training but was unable to pitch because of shoulder issues. He went 11-10 with a 3.77 ERA for Double-A Akron last season.