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• The Indians drew 12 walks in Saturday's loss, marking the second game this season the team has had at least a dozen free passes. It is only the eighth time since 1918 (first since 1996) that a Cleveland club has had two such games in a single season. That feat has only been accomplished nine times over the past 10 seasons. The Indians are the first with two such games in one year since the 2010 Yankees had a pair of games with at least 12 walks drawn.

• Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera was back in the starting lineup on Sunday, after sitting out two games with a mid-back strain. Cabrera did play the last seven innings, and had four at-bats, in Saturday's 7-6, 14-inning loss to Kansas City. Cabrera hit a grand slam in the fifth inning of Sunday's 15-3 win, and was 3-for-5 with four RBIs and three runs scored for the afternoon.

• Indians center fielder Michael Brantley, who has been battling a sore left groin for the past week, was out of the starting lineup on Sunday. Like Cabrera, Brantley played the final seven innings (with four plate appearances) in Saturday's 14-inning defeat.