Hinch, on the Indians:
If they don't lose, they're not going to get caught. And they haven't lost in 3 1/2 weeks. We've got to get home, try to win our division, clinch a spot, and then we'll worry about best record later.
*The Astros open a nine-game homestand tonight after spending 16 of their last 19 games on the road. Ken Giles:
We see the prize at the end of the tunnel. Other than a division title, we're looking further beyond that. As of right now, we want to be ready to go for October.
*On July 22, the Indians were 14 back of the Astros. Then went 41-11.
*Brad Peacock threw 6IP, 3H/1ER, 3K:3BB, lowering his ERA to 2.98.
*Yuli Gurriel had three hits, while Reddick and Marwin had two each.
*Jose Altuve was 0x2 with 2BB and is still on 190 hits.
*George Springer was 0x5 and has one hit in his last 20 ABs.
*Mike Fiers was suspended five games for throwing in the general vicinity of Luis Valbuena, and then not saying that the ball slipped or something like that.
*Jake Marisnick is headed for surgery and out for the season after breaking his thumb sliding head-first into second base two nights ago. Luhnow:
There's a slight possibility he would be available if it were late October and we were still playing, but I think that's a long shot.
Hopefully Luhnow is talking about Marisnick's return being a long shot, not the playing in late October part.
*Quad Cities won G2 of the Midwest League Championship 5-0. They can clinch at home tomorrow night.