On Monday, reliever Bobby Jenks felt no discomfort in his right biceps following his first side session since being placed on the 15-day disabled list. He is scheduled to throw again Wednesday and said he could be activated this weekend when the Red Sox travel to Detroit. "Everything felt great today," Jenks said. "[My] biceps is back to where it was before a few weeks ago. Right now, everything's looking good." Entering Monday -- Boston's 47th game of the season -- Adrian Gonzalez (65 hits, 41 RBIs) was the fourth Red Sox player since 1920 to record at least 65 hits and 40 RBIs through the club's first 46 games of the season. The others were Ted Williams (65 hits, 48 RBIs in 1948), Jim Rice (67 hits, 50 RBIs in '78) and Manny Ramirez (71 hits, 56 RBIs in 2001). Ramirez is the only other player to hit those totals in his first year in Boston. Indians: Is a skid inevitable?
Cleveland hasn't had a losing streak longer than three games this season, playing remarkably consistent baseball. Despite his team's play so far, Acta is a realist and said he knows a skid could begin any day. "It's almost impossible to go through 162 games without going through a six or seven one," Acta said. "Just about everybody goes through it. But we've been pretty consistent with that. Right now, we're just battling and trying to win as many games as we can until Grady [Sizemore] and [Travis] Hafner come back. Our lineup is at a little bit of a disadvantage, but it's a team game and we've been getting some different heroes." Cleveland's Progressive Field magic continued with a two-run, eighth-inning comeback Monday, as the Tribe moved to 19-4 at home this season -- the best mark since the 2007 club started the same. The Indians also are 8-0 at home in one-run games this season. Worth noting
Boston's Kevin Youkilis (10-game) and Cleveland's Shin-Soo Choo (nine-game) each saw their hitting streaks end Monday. The Indians' bullpen has allowed only two earned runs in its last 24 2/3 innings. Cleveland has won five straight home games against the Red Sox since last year.