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• Entering Sunday's game with the Mets, the Indians had a 3.30 ERA (153 earned runs in 416 2/3 innings) in 46 games since the All-Star break. That marked the second-lowest team ERA in the American League over that span, trailing only Kansas City (3.05).

• Cleveland entered Sunday's action with an 11-8 record in Interleague Play this season. The Tribe's pitching staff has posted a 3.12 ERA against National League foes, representing the fourth-best Interleague ERA among AL teams.

• Dating back to Aug. 11, Nick Swisher has averaged 16.3 at-bats per home run and 5.8 at-bats per RBI across 24 games (98 at-bats). In his previous 101 games (375 at-bats), Swisher averaged 34.1 at-bats per home run and 10.7 at-bats per RBI for the Indians.

Jordan Bastian is a reporter for Read his blog, Major League Bastian, and follow him on Twitter @MLBastian.
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