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• Indians right fielder Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .283 with 15 homers, 43 doubles, 66 RBIs and 21 stolen bases this season. Choo is only the third Indians player since 1918 to have at least 15 homers, 40 doubles, 60 RBIs and 20 stolen bases in a season. The others are Roberto Alomar (1999, 2000) and Grady Sizemore (2006).

• Indians center fielder Michael Brantley (left groin) returned to the starting lineup on Monday for the first time since Sept. 23. Brantley played seven innings in Saturday's 14-inning game, but was given a day off on Sunday.

• Since Sept. 16, the Indians have led the Majors with a .309 (157-for-508) average and a .395 on-base percentage, going 7-6 in those games. In that same span, Cleveland's offense was tied for first in walks (65), third in runs (84) and third in OPS (.820).

• Indians right fielder Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .283 with 15 homers, 43 doubles, 66 RBIs and 21 stolen bases this season. Choo is only the third Indians player since 1918 to have at least 15 homers, 40 doubles, 60 RBIs and 20 stolen bases in a season. The others are Roberto Alomar (1999, 2000) and Grady Sizemore (2006).

• Indians center fielder Michael Brantley (left groin) returned to the starting lineup on Monday for the first time since Sept. 23. Brantley played seven innings in Saturday's 14-inning game, but was given a day off on Sunday.

• Since Sept. 16, the Indians have led the Majors with a .309 (157-for-508) average and a .395 on-base percentage, going 7-6 in those games. In that same span, Cleveland's offense was tied for first in walks (65), third in runs (84) and third in OPS (.820).