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Roster Report · Hafner scratched due to rib-cage soreness · Notes, Quotes

--RHP Justin Masterson pitched his first complete game of the season and the third of his career, a five-hitter, but still got tagged with the 1-0 loss to the White Sox. It was Masterson's first complete game since June 9 of last year, an 11-0 win over Boston. He went just eight innings Wednesday, as the White Sox didn't need to bat in the bottom of the ninth.

--DH Travis Hafner was a late scratch from the starting lineup Wednesday due to soreness on his right side. Hafner felt discomfort in his right rib-cage during batting practice, and he will be re-evaluated Thursday, manager Manny Acta said. Hafner, who ranks among the AL leaders in batting average (.345), on-base percentage (.409) and slugging percentage (.549), is listed as day-to-day.

--1B/OF Shelley Duncan got a start at designated hitter Wednesday, replacing DH Travis Hafner, who was a late scratch due to soreness on his right side. It was Duncan's eighth start at DH. He has also started three games at first base and two in left field.

--RHP Mitch Talbot will make his second rehab start for Class AAA Columbus on Thursday. Talbot, who has been on the disabled list since mid-April with a right elbow strain, allowed two runs in five innings for Columbus on Saturday.

--OF Shin-Soo Choo had two of the Indians' three hits in Wednesday's loss. Choo has hits in 16 of his last 21 games, hitting .272 (22-for-81) in that stretch.

0 -- Runs scored by the Indians on Wednesday against the White Sox. Cleveland came into the game averaging 5.3 runs scored per game, the best average in the American League.

"They scored a run. We couldn't." -- Manager Manny Acta, after the Indians were beaten 1-0 by the White Sox on Wednesday night.

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AVGJose Ramirez , 3B.315
HREdwin Encarnacion , DH37
RBIEdwin Encarnacion , DH98
OBPEdwin Encarnacion , DH.376
SLGJose Ramirez , 3B.575
RJose Ramirez , 3B98
SBBradley Zimmer , CF18
WCorey Kluber , SP17
ERACorey Kluber , SP2.35
WHIPCorey Kluber , SP0.85
KCorey Kluber , SP252
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