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• Indians right-hander Zach McAllister was not scheduled to throw on Wednesday. He played catch the last couple days and will do so again on Thursday. The starter has been on the 15-day disabled list since June 8 with a right middle finger strain. At this point, it's still too early for McAllister to think about throwing a curveball, and he can't speculate as to when he'll make his next start.

• The Tribe on Wednesday announced the signings of two more selections from the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. Fifth-round pick Sean Brady, a left-handed pitcher from the prep ranks, signed a day after the club came to terms with 37th-round selection Garrett Smith, an infielder out of California Lutheran. The Indians have signed 16 of their 39 Draft picks.

• The first two of the three-game series against Kansas City were decided by one run. In games decided by a single run entering Wednesday's finale, Cleveland is 13-7, the best mark in the Major Leagues. Since the 2009 season, the Indians are 109-87 in one-run games, which gives them the third-best winning percentage in the bigs.

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