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• Manager Manny Acta said closer Chris Perez would rejoin the team on Tuesday in Detroit. Perez's wife Melanie gave birth to a daughter, Madelyn, on Saturday. Perez has recorded 33 of the Indians' 36 saves this season. Vinnie Pestano saved Saturday night's game by recording the final four outs. Tony Sipp and Nick Hagadone, who is out for the season with a broken hand, have one apiece.

• The Indians begin a three-game series in Detroit on Monday afternoon. They won't face Tigers ace Justin Verlander, whom they have beaten twice this season. The second win over Verlander came on July 26 when Cleveland rallied for four runs in the seventh inning. That victory was followed by an 11-game losing streak.

• Cleveland's 4-3 win over Texas on Saturday broke a six-game losing streak and was its first victory since beating the Yankees, 3-2, on Aug. 24. The Indians scored all their runs in the first inning in both games.