Smoke signals

• Indians setup man Vinnie Pestano, who is on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow tendinitis, is scheduled to resume a throwing program on Sunday in Cleveland. If Pestano does not face any setbacks, the right-hander is targeting May 17 for his return. As things stand right now, the tentative plan calls for him to make one Minor League rehab appearance on Wednesday.

• Catcher Lou Marson, on the disabled list with a shoulder injury, was given clearance to initiate a throwing program.

• The Indians have committed only one error over their last 10 games, in which they are 9-1.

• The Indians entered Thursday's matinee with a team batting average of .269, the third-best mark in the Majors.

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