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• Righty Blake Wood pitched in Monday's game, making his first appearance for Cleveland and first Major League appearance since Sept. 28, 2011, when he played for Kansas City. Wood threw a scoreless frame against Baltimore, issuing two walks and no hits.

"I thought he was throwing really hard," Francona said of Wood, who had Tommy John surgery last year. "He was really firing it. I think it will be interesting to see, as he gets some outings under his belt, does he maintain that velocity, does he get a little bit more command? We'll see where that goes, because that's a big arm right there."

According to, Wood's average fastball speed on Monday was 97.5 mph.

• Entering Tuesday, the Tribe had averaged 2.7 runs per game over its past 10 contests, while being outscored, 40-27. In six of those games, Cleveland scored two runs or fewer.

• The Indians have gone seven straight games without committing an error. Their season high is nine straight, from May 15-24.

Mark Emery is an associate reporter for
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