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Smoke signals

• Since returning from the 7-day DL last Friday, Carlos Santana is hitting .353. The Indians' versatile cleanup hitter possesses a .176 batting average on the season, but combats that with an on-base percentage that nearly doubles it (.340).

• Cleveland's offense has at least 10 hits in seven straight games heading into the series finale with the Royals on Wednesday.

Jackson Alexander is an associate reporter for
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