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• Chris Perez's 35th save of the season on Friday also pushed him up the Indians' all-time saves leaderboard. It was his 95th save with Cleveland, advancing him past Mike Jackson for fourth among the club's all-time saves leaders. Jose Mesa is next on the list at 104 saves, and Bob Wickman's 139 tops the list.

• Double-A Akron's 4-3 win over Bowie on Friday guaranteed the team will be alive for at least one more Eastern League Playoff game. Akron hosts Bowie again on Saturday night with Bowie leading the series, 2-1. Indians third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall -- currently on a rehab assignment with Akron -- could return to the club immediately if the Aeros are eliminated.