Smoke signals

• Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez (Tuesday's starter) said he threw 35-40 pitches in a side session on Saturday and felt good with his progress in cleaning up the mechanics involving his stride. Jimenez denied a report that indicated he was overthrowing in his last start (he allowed seven runs in 4 1/3 innings on Monday) due to seeing faulty readings on the Progressive Field radar gun.

"That's what they told me when I got in the dugout," said Jimenez, referring to the velocity readings being slow on the stadium scoreboard. "It wasn't about that. It was about how I felt. It wasn't about the radar gun."

• Indians left-hander Scott Kazmir, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a right rib cage strain, is scheduled to make his first rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus on Monday. Kazmir is eligible to be activated from the DL on Wednesday, and could be a possibility to start for the Tribe on Saturday, when the team next needs a fifth starter.

• In Saturday's win, Swisher went 2-for-2 with a home run, double, walk and a hit-by-pitch. Per, he became just the seventh Indians player since 1916 to collect a homer, double, walk and hit-by-pitch in one game. The others include Earl Averill (Sept. 17, 1930), Al Rosen (Aug. 9, 1950), Larry Raines (May 29, 1957), Duke Sims (May 19, 1968), Manny Ramirez (Aug. 7, 1999) and Travis Hafner (July 16, 2004).

• According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Reynolds is only the third player in franchise history to record at least 13 RBIs prior to playing the 10th game of his Cleveland career. Juan Gonzalez (14 RBIs in nine games in 2001) and Leon Wagner (13 RBIs in nine games in 1964) also accomplished the feat.

• Entering Sunday, Swisher has hit safely in 20 consecutive games at Progressive Field, dating back to Sept. 2, 2008, when he played for the White Sox. That was tied for the longest such hitting streak (Michael Young also accomplished the feat from June 1, 2004-May 25, 2008) at the ballpark, which opened in 1994.

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