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• Ask Michael Brantley about his 16-game hitting streak -- the longest active streak in the Majors -- and he'll responded puzzlingly.

"I don't know what streak you're talking about," Brantley dead-panned on Saturday. "I just go out there and take every at-bat as I can and do the best I can. It's mostly swinging at good pitches, that's the key to having success at the plate. I'm putting quality swings on quality pitches and the results will come out in the end."

• The Indians own a Major League-best 10-2 record in one-run games this season. They've owned the American League's best record in one-run games over the past four seasons.