Smoke signals

Chris Dickerson, who has been sidelined since leaving Thursday's game early with a minor knee injury, drew a walk while pinch-hitting for Swisher in the ninth inning. The outfielder's patient at-bat wound up setting the stage for David Murphy to send the game into extras with his pivotal two-run homer.

"That was a nice at-bat," Francona said. "If he doesn't get on, Murphy has a nice home run, but we're still down one."

• The Indians notched a 2-0 victory on Saturday without recording a single extra-base hit, marking the first time they have done so at Progressive Field since beating the Yankees on April 26, 2008.

Alec Shirkey is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.