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• Francona stuck with his plan and held first baseman Nick Swisher (right shoulder soreness) out of the lineup Wednesday for the second game in a row. Coupled with Thursday's off-day, Francona is hoping Swisher will receive ample rest.

"We're obviously going to lean on him all year and for years to come," Francona said. "I think what will happen is he'll take [Wednesday] off and [Thursday], too, and then he'll come back Friday and feel really good."

• Francona said there is still no clear timetable on when sidelined center fielder Michael Bourn (right index finger) will begin a Minor League rehab assignment. Francona did note that pitcher Brett Myers (right elbow inflammation) will be re-evaluated this weekend in hopes of being cleared to initiate a throwing program.

• Ryan Raburn (two), Santana, Reynolds, Brantley, Lonnie Chisenhall and Drew Stubbs each launched home runs in Tuesday's 14-2 win over the Phillies. It marked the third time in team history the Indians had six different players hit a home run in the same game. It was also done on July 16, 2004, in Seattle and April 18, 2009, at Yankee Stadium.

• Cleveland's right-handed hitters accounted for 23 of the team's American League-leading 36 home runs, entering Wednesday. The Indians had a Major League-low 38 home runs from the right side of the plate in 2012 and did not collect their 23rd homer from a righty until the 112th game of the season.

• Indians shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor, a first round pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, enjoyed a stellar April with Class A Advanced Carolina. Lindor hit .341 with one homer, six doubles, three triples, seven stolen bases, 10 RBIs and 12 runs scored in 24 games. He posted a .406 on-base percentage and a .505 slugging percentage.

Jordan Bastian is a reporter for 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.