• Entering Sunday's game in Minnesota, Cleveland's pitching staff had not allowed a home run in 76 consecutive innings, covering eight games. It marked the longest such streak by an Indians pitching staff since a 96-inning homerless stretch from July 11-24, 1992.
• Dating back to July 7, the Indians starting rotation carried a 4-0 record with a 1.96 ERA heading into Sunday's action. Over 59 1/3 innings, the Tribe's starters had given up just 13 earned runs and held hitters to a .190 batting average.
• Indians outfielder Michael Brantley entered Sunday tied for the American League lead among left fielders with eight assists. The last Indians left fielder with at least eight assists in an entire season was Albert Belle in 1994.
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