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• With Brantley's four-RBI effort on Sunday, the Indians have had eight individual performances with at least four RBIs this season. Detroit, the only team in baseball to have more, has done it 10 times. For Cleveland, Mark Reynolds has three such games while Mike Aviles, Jason Giambi, Jason Kipnis, Ryan Raburn and Brantley have one apiece.

Yan Gomes joined that group in Monday's win, as he hit a three-run homer and a solo shot.

• Dating back to the second game of the April 28 doubleheader in Kansas City, the Tribe's starting rotation, entering Monday, has gone 13-4 with a 2.98 ERA. Indians starters have allowed three runs or fewer in 18 of the 21 games during that stretch, and the team is 17-4.

• Cleveland is 10-1 against the American League West this season. The lone loss came at Houston on April 19.

• The Indians announced during Monday's game that injured starter Brett Myers will make his second rehab start on Wednesday for Double-A Akron. Myers -- who's on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow tendinitis and a mild UCL sprain -- is 0-3 with an 8.02 ERA with Cleveland this season.

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