Smoke signals

• Indians setup man Joe Smith entered Wednesday's game with the most career big league relief appearances (370) without recording at least one save. Smith earned his first career save after holding the Blue Jays off the board in the 11th inning of Cleveland's 3-2 win.

• With his 11th-inning blast on Wednesday night, Reynolds now has three home runs in the 10th inning or later in his career. All three have come on the road and two of the three stood up as game-winning blasts.

• This is the first time since 2008 that the Indians have opened a season with a 2-0 record. Cleveland has not started a campaign with a 3-0 ledger since 1998, when the team went 6-0 out of the gates in series against the Mariners and Angels.

• The Indians' contest against the Yankees at 7:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Progressive Field will be televised on ESPN2. SportsTime Ohio will also air the game in the Ohio market.

Quote to note

"I think if our effort level and our intensity stays where it's at, we're going to be just fine."
-- Indians manager Terry Francona

Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, and follow him on Twitter @MLBastian. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.