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• Felix Hernandez, Sunday's starter for Seattle, is the eighth Cy Young-winner to face the Indians this season. They tagged the previous seven, whose combined statistics in those meetings include a 1-6 record and an 8.10 ERA. Of the group, only Jake Peavy earned a win, which he picked up on April 14.

• Cleveland's 5-4 win on Saturday gave them their 11th victory in games decided by one run. The Tribe's 11-3 record in one-run games is the best in baseball.

• With Saturday's effort, Zach McAllister has lasted at least five innings and given up no more than three earned runs in 10 consecutive starts, dating back to last season. That's the longest streak for an Indians pitcher since Josh Tomlin put together 11 such starts in order from Sept. 24, 2010 to May 21, 2011.

Mark Emery is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.