Record-setting night at the Jake

Not only did the Indians trounce the White Sox 14-1 Monday night and officially put an end to their playoff hopes, they put themselves in the record books doing so with a Casey Blake grand slam. The Tribe now have hit 14 grand slams on the year, which ties a single-season record set by the Oakland A’s in 2000.

“It’s quite an accomplishment,” Wedge said. “You talk about the importance of hitting with runners in scoring position. To be up with the bases loaded and punch the ball out of the ballpark that many times is special stuff. I wish it would have been more meaningful, in terms of our season.”

While Travis Hafner owns a chunk of those 14, Casey Blake hit his second as part of an eight-run sixth inning. Victor Martinez went a perfect 3-for-3 in the game and Shin-Soo Choo and Ryan Garko added two RBIs apiece as the Indians rocked Sox starter John Garland. Cliff Lee rebounded from a rough start last week and put up seven solid innings, allowing only the run and four hits.

The season is coming to a close and the Indians appear to have caught a final spark, winning their last three games.

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