Smoke signals

• Tim Belcher, who is currently a special assistant to baseball operations for Cleveland, has been filling in for Indians radio man Tom Hamilton during this series in Seattle while Hamilton takes a scheduled break. Belcher worked as the Tribe's pitching coach in 2010-11, when Tomlin first broke into the Majors. Belcher was thrilled to be in the booth for the pitcher's performance on Saturday.

"I couldn't have been more proud of him if he'd been my own son," Belcher said. "To get back and have any measure of success in the first year after [Tommy John surgery] is an accomplishment. To have a game like that, shoot, he might pitch in the big leagues 10 more years and not have a chance at another one-hitter."

• Indians utility man Ryan Raburn made an impressive diving catch in right field in the second inning of Saturday's win to rob Seattle's Kyle Seager of an extra-base hit. On Sunday morning, Raburn was dealing with a stiff neck and a headache. Francona said Raburn would be monitored over the next few days.

"He wasn't feeling great going into the game," Francona said. "When he jarred himself there, he felt it pretty good. ... He's stiff. We'll see how he's doing. Staying away from him might not be the worst thing in the world."

• Between pure left-handed hitters and switch hitters, the Indians' first eight batters in Sunday's lineup hit from the left side against Mariners ace Felix Hernandez. With the July 31 Trade Deadline nearly a month away, Francona was asked if he would like to have another right-handed hitter to plug in the heart of the order.

"No, we're OK," Francona said. "I've never got too involved in saying what we need. First of all, I like our team a lot. And, I think when I say something like that, it means that somebody out there needs to go. I don't really feel like that. I think, instead of asking for another hitter, let's try to get our guys going."

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.