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• Acta said he would have expected Chen-Chang Lee, who will require season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right arm, to have joined the Major League club by season's end had he not been injured. Lee was 2-0 with a 2.57 ERA in five games with Triple-A Columbus this season.

"That Tommy John surgery has become such a routine for players, we expect to see him pitching soon again at some point," Acta said. "We knew at some point that if you threw the ball well in Triple-A, we'd see him here."

• The Indians entered Friday with a 14-10 record on the road this season, the fifth-best mark in the Majors and fourth best in the American League. Cleveland is averaging a Major League-best 5.33 runs per game on the road.

• Acta said he would have expected Chen-Chang Lee, who will require season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right arm, to have joined the Major League club by season's end had he not been injured. Lee was 2-0 with a 2.57 ERA in five games with Triple-A Columbus this season.

"That Tommy John surgery has become such a routine for players, we expect to see him pitching soon again at some point," Acta said. "We knew at some point that if you threw the ball well in Triple-A, we'd see him here."

• The Indians entered Friday with a 14-10 record on the road this season, the fifth-best mark in the Majors and fourth best in the American League. Cleveland is averaging a Major League-best 5.33 runs per game on the road.

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