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• Shortstop Jason Donald sustained a contusion in his right wrist after being hit by a pitch from Detroit's Justin Verlander in the seventh inning of Friday's game, a 4-0 loss. Donald exited the game; results of X-rays are pending.

• Right-hander Carlos Carrasco (Tommy John surgery) was scheduled to throw two innings for Double-A Akron in Game 3 of the Eastern League championship against Trenton on Friday. Akron entered the game with a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series.

• The Indians' 5-4 victory over the Rangers upped their record in one-run games to 20-9 (.690 winning percentage). That's the second best in the Majors, behind the Orioles (27-7, .794).

• Designated hitter Travis Hafner (back) was scheduled to taking batting practice on the field prior to Friday's game, but inclement weather forced him to retreat to the indoor cage. The Indians remain optimistic that Hafner will play again this season.

• Left-hander David Huff, who is scheduled to start on Tuesday against the Twins, will likely be limited to around 75 or 80 pitches. Huff is moving to the rotation after making a pair of relief appearances this month.