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• Indians utility man Ryan Raburn, who has been dealing with leg and foot issues for the past few months, received a cortisone shot in his left ankle Saturday night. Raburn was in the starting lineup Sunday as the Tribe's right fielder after hitting .304 with eight home runs and 32 RBIs in his past 33 games for Cleveland.

• Cleveland (85-70) entered Sunday with 17 more wins than it tallied in 2012, marking the largest year-to-year improvement since an 18-game spike from 2006 to '07. Ignoring the strike-shortened '94 campaign, Cleveland has a shot at its largest improvement since a 19-win jump from '91 to '92.

• With Sunday's 9-2 victory, the Indians secured their sixth four-game sweep of the season. They tied the team record of six four-game sweeps from 1954. No team in baseball had posted six four-game sweeps in one tour since the 1961 Yankees.

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.