Smoke signals

Smoke signals

• Over the past seven games entering Monday, the Tribe's starting pitchers compiled a 3.30 ERA while averaging about 6 1/3 innings per outing. When an Indians starter has gone at least six innings, Cleveland is 26-13.

• The Indians committed five errors over their past two games. Entering Monday, Cleveland and Kansas City had both made 41 errors, tied for fifth-most in the American League.

• On Monday, the Indians held the first of two Puppypalooza events at Progressive Field, with the next scheduled for Sept. 9. All fans were invited to bring their dogs to the game, and the first 300 hounds that showed up were able to participate in an on-field Puppypalooza Parade before the first pitch.

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