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• Cleveland had 10 walk-off wins entering Friday, with nine different players delivering the game's decisive blow. That list includes Jason Kipnis (May 17 and June 14), Nick Swisher (April 12), Drew Stubbs (May 3), Mark Reynolds (May 18), Yan Gomes (May 20), Ryan Raburn (July 26), Jason Giambi (July 29), Carlos Santana (July 31) and Matt Carson (Thursday).

• Swisher entered Friday riding a nine-game hitting streak, during which he hit .400. Over his last 13 games, Swisher was batting .380 (19-for-50) with five home runs, seven extra-base hits, eight walks, 11 runs scored and 12 RBIs.

• Cleveland's win against the Astros on Thursday gave the Tribe a 47-18 (.723) record against teams that currently have a record below .500. That marked the best record versus sub-.500 teams in the Majors. The Indians have a 36-52 (.409) ledger against clubs with a winning record.

Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, and follow him on Twitter @MLBastian. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.