Nick Swisher's power surge has been a boost for Cleveland as the Indians try for their first postseason berth since 2007.
Swisher homered from both sides of the plate for the 13th time during the Indians' 7-1 win against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday night. Swisher tied the major league record set by former New York Yankees teammate Mark Teixeira, and the Indians pulled within a half-game of Tampa Bay and Texas in the AL wild-card race.
''The way things are kind of going down the stretch, you've got to step your game up in situations like this,'' Swisher said. ''Seasons like this don't come around very often. We have a chance to make it into the playoffs and that's what we're doing.''
Slowed by injuries earlier this season, Swisher has five home runs in 13 games during September.
Batting right-handed against starter Chris Sale, Swisher homered off the left-hander leading off a four-run sixth. Asdrubal Cabrera's three-run homer made it 6-0.
Switching around to the left-hand si...