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• Indians lefty Michael Brantley went 0-for-4 on Saturday, ending a 15-game hitting streak overall and a team-record 19-game hitting streak at Progressive Field. The home hitting streak record for an Indians batter at Cleveland Municipal Stadium was 27 (Miguel Dilone iin 1980) and the mark for a Tribe hitter at League Park was 30 (Hal Trosky in 1936).

• For the month of May, the Indians ranked in the top three as a team in the American League in average (.273), on-base percentage (.344), slugging percentage (.428), OPS (.772), runs (136), doubles (56), walks (102) and fewest strikeouts (183). Cleveland led the league last month in OBP, was second in OPS and tied for third in the AL in runs scored.

• Class A Lake County infielder Paul Hendrix entered Sunday ranked sixth in all Class A levels combined with a .342 average on the season. Hendrix (selected in the 18th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft) was third in all of Minor League baseball with a .413 average since May 8, when he recorded his first career four-hit game.

• Johnny Football is getting ready to pick up a baseball. On Wednesday, Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel and fellow first-round pick cornerback Justin Gilbert will throw out ceremonial first pitches prior to Wednesday's game against the Red Sox. New Browns running back Ben Tate will do the honors before Tuesday's game.

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