Smoke signals

Smoke signals

• Indians outfielder Shelley Duncan and his wife, Elyse, welcomed twin boys, William and Walker, into the world on Thursday. Duncan is currently on the paternity list, and he must be activated by Saturday.

• Third baseman Jack Hannahan is hitting just .205 (8-for-39) with one RBI in 13 games since coming off the disabled list. His only two extra-base hits during that stretch came Tuesday against the Angels, when Hannahan went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles.

• Center fielder Michael Brantley's three-run homer in the first inning on Wednesday was just his second long ball of the season. Acta said he's never looked at Brantley as a power hitter.

"It's gonna come with time," Acta said. "I think he showed some last year, and it's there. I'm just glad that he doesn't try to overdo things and try to hit for power. He's got a good amount of doubles, which is OK by me, and a good amount of RBIs. Eventually, it's gonna come once he matures as a hitter."

• Left fielder Johnny Damon had a season-high three hits in Wednesday's win, and he is hitting .284 (21-for-74) with four doubles, three homers and 12 RBIs in 25 games dating back to May 30.