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• Perez entered Sunday with 33 saves in Cleveland's 55 victories this season. That represented the highest percentage of team wins saved (60 percent) in the Major Leagues. Baltimore's Jim Johnson ranked second with saves in 56.5 percent (39 of 69) of the Orioles' wins this year.

• The Indians entered Sunday in search of a second win in as many games. Cleveland has won back-to-back games just twice in its past 44 games. The Tribe has not pieced together a three-game winning streak since July 3-5.

• Saturday's win over the Yankees marked just the second time this season that the Indians won a game with four hits or fewer. It was the first time a Cleveland club defeated New York with four hits or fewer since a 2-1 win on April 25, 1987.