Cleveland: The Indians are trying to hold onto its lead in the division despite a run of injuries. Danny Salazar (elbow), Andrew Miller (knee) and Jason Kipnis (hamstring) are all on the disabled list, and Carlos Santana missed three games because of a tight back before returning Friday.
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Kansas City: Salvador Perez should still be on the disabled list because of an intercostal strain, but this is a man who hates to take any days off. So Tuesday he returned to the Royals lineup, trying to help their playoff push. Some of his swings will look bad because of lingering pain, but he’s going to fight through it and the Royals are going to play him.
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Detroit: Righthander Zac Reininger has been called up to the majors, capping a season in which he began at Class A level but quickly rose through an organization needing power arms. Reininger, 24, has missed time because of Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery, but is now throwing fastballs at 98 miles per hour. He could be a needed addition to the bullpen.
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Chicago: Tim Anderson has been inconsistent in the field and undisciplined at the plate, leading to head-scratching among some in the organization. But he has been better of late, and came through with his first career walkoff hit when his single beat the Twins on Wednesday. He is a .305 career hitter vs. the Twins.