CLEVELAND: Lonnie Chisenhall remains at Triple-A Columbus, trying to regain his quick stroke at the plate.
“When he first went down there, he was 2-for-18, then he picked it up,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “He’s still a little inconsistent, but he’s getting better. I think the biggest thing for him is that he gets to take a deep breath.”
Chisenhall’s average is up to .340 with four home runs and 12 RBI in 50 at-bats.
ACHES AND PAINS — Asdrubal Cabrera has been playing with a nagging but minor quad injury the past two weeks, which is the reason he spent Sunday’s game against the Boston Red Sox as the designated hitter.
ACT OF CHARITY — Nick Swisher was recognized before Wednesday’s game for donating $25,000 to the FBI Citizens Academy Foundation to buy child identification kits.
“What happened in Boston, what happened in Cleveland — there’s not enough good going on in the world right now,” Swisher said.
A spokesman for the organization said that 30 million kits have been given away in the past 10 years, and that Swisher’s donation represented about 15,000 kits, which include an inkless fingerprinting card, a DNA collection envelope and a cutout wallet card.
To learn how to obtain a kit, log on to the FBI’s website at http://www.fbi.gov.
FARM FACTS — Trevor Bauer (2-2, 5.05 ERA) gave up seven runs, seven hits and four walks in 4? innings, as Columbus lost 10-7 to Louisville. Chisenhall tripled, singled three times and drove in two runs. Cord Phelps hit his seventh homer of the season, had two singles and three RBI. … Shawn Morimando (3-5, 3.18 ERA) threw six scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out eight, as Carolina blanked Wilmington 3-0 in Class A. Francisco Lindor had two hits and one RBI. Joe Sever had three hits.
— Sheldon Ocker