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• Class A (short-season) Mahoning Valley outfielder Tyler Naquin, who was the Indians' top pick (15th overall) in the First-Year Player Draft last month, has hit .301 (22-for-73) through 19 games. Naquin has piled up four doubles, two triples, 10 RBIs, 11 walks, 16 strikeouts and three stolen bases. The left-handed hitter has also posted a .455 (10-for-22) mark against lefites.

• Relievers Tony Sipp and Jeremy Accardo combined to log 2 1/3 shutout innings for the Indians in Tuesday's loss to the Rays. That marked the ninth time in the past 14 games that Cleveland's bullpen has blanked the opposition. Over that span, the Tribe's bullpen has posted a 2.23 ERA and a .189 opponents' average.

• Entering Wednesday's game, the Indians had just seven errors over their past 21 games. Cleveland's .986 team fielding percentage ranked fourth overall in the Major Leagues, trailing only the Mariners (.990), White Sox (.989) and Reds (.986).