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• Indians left-hander T.J. House, who is scheduled to be officially recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Sunday, was on hand in the visitors' clubhouse at Safeco Field prior to Saturday's game in Seattle. House is slated to start for Cleveland on Sunday opposite Mariners ace Felix Hernandez.

"He's got a predominantly left-handed-hitting team [in Seattle]," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "It's set up good for him. Well, he's facing Felix. That's not so good."

• Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis collected a pair of doubles Friday, giving him two doubles in two consecutive games. In the past 100 seasons, a Cleveland batter has notched at least two doubles in two or more games in a row just 28 times. Kipnis is the first to achieve the feat since 2006 (Jason Michaels). Hall-of-Famer Tris Speaker (June 16-18, 1922) is the only Tribe hitter to do so in three straight games.

• Francona gave third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall (.350 average through 65 games) the day off from starting Saturday. The manager said he wanted to let Mike Aviles play third Saturday in order to get some at-bats leading into a start against Hernandez on Sunday. Aviles has hit .412 (7-for-17) in his career against Seattle's ace.

Jordan Bastian is a reporter for 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.