CLEVELAND -- Jason Donald does not like to look ahead, so there is no way he saw this coming.
The Indians infielder, batting .310 overall and .365 in his last 20 games, has been a steady force in the Tribe lineup as the injury bug has caused his teammates to drop like flies. This has all come after a difficult start to the season for Donald, who endured injuries to his hand and groin before finally making his way back to a big league diamond on July 31.
"When I was going through some of that stuff, the main goal was to get healthy," Donald said. "I wasn't looking too far down the line, because I think that just causes more frustration. You want to be out there playing."
Now healthy, Donald has sparked the Tribe's offense. Entering Wednesday's action, he had seven hits in his last nine trips to the plate.
"He's swinging the bat really well," manager Manny Acta said. "He's been really good since he came up. He's really given us a lift."