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• Alomar is scheduled to take part in a formal interview for the full-time job on Thursday. Cleveland will then interview former manager Terry Francona for the job on Friday. Alomar has previously interviewed for manager posts with the Blue Jays (2010), Red Sox and Cubs (both 2011).

"I know that I can do it," Alomar said. "I did a few interviews before with three different organizations and I felt like they were great. They complimented me and they called me back and they were very happy about how things went. This is a different scenario."

• Alomar was not willing to speculate about what the Indians' needs will be this offseason, but he did say that Cleveland's offense was too inconsistent this season. The Indians finished the season ranked 13th in the American League with 667 runs scored.

"There were struggles out there with the offense this year," Alomar said. "There were struggles. We left many guys on base, including guys on third base with nobody out. The guys know that. They know they could've done better. That needs to improve."

• With their 4-3 victory over the White Sox on Tuesday night, the Indians improved to 24-12 (.667 winning percentage) in one-run games this year. Entering Wednesday, that winning percentage ranked second in the Majors behind playoff-bound Baltimore (29-9, .763).

• Alomar is scheduled to take part in a formal interview for the full-time job on Thursday. Cleveland will then interview former manager Terry Francona for the job on Friday. Alomar has previously interviewed for manager posts with the Blue Jays (2010), Red Sox and Cubs (both 2011).

"I know that I can do it," Alomar said. "I did a few interviews before with three different organizations and I felt like they were great. They complimented me and they called me back and they were very happy about how things went. This is a different scenario."

• Alomar was not willing to speculate about what the Indians' needs will be this offseason, but he did say that Cleveland's offense was too inconsistent this season. The Indians finished the season ranked 13th in the American League with 667 runs scored.

"There were struggles out there with the offense this year," Alomar said. "There were struggles. We left many guys on base, including guys on third base with nobody out. The guys know that. They know they could've done better. That needs to improve."

• With their 4-3 victory over the White Sox on Tuesday night, the Indians improved to 24-12 (.667 winning percentage) in one-run games this year. Entering Wednesday, that winning percentage ranked second in the Majors behind playoff-bound Baltimore (29-9, .763).