Josh Tomlin did what a starter is supposed to do after a long night the day before: Provide the team with length. He kept the ball down and kept the Twins off balance today for the most part. He was vintage Tomlin mixing his pitches and spots. He kept the Twins in check, while a multitude of Tribe batters had a solid day at the plate.
Mike Napoli showed again why he is the right-handed power bat that Cleveland fans have been clamoring for. He, Tyler Naquin, and Jason Kipnis left the yard today. Ten Indians had hits today, the tenth being Chris Gimenez. Gimenez came in to replace Yan Gomes, who awkwardly fell and hurt his shoulder and knee running to first base. There is no news yet about him, but it sure did not look good when he first fell. Even though he has not been hitting the best, his a valued member of the clubhouse, and still has provided above-average defense.
The Indians move on to KC to battle another division opponent in the Royals. Corey Kluber looks to start the series on the right foot, as the Indians try win another series on the road.