This was a nice all-around game.
The Indians jumped on Minnesota starter Anthony Swarzak for seven early runs, and cruised for an easy victory. Travis Hafner got things going with a two-run single in the first inning, and then the Indians would score six off Swarzak and Lester Oliveros to blow the game open. The Indians would collect 14 hits and walked four times on the afternoon.
Carlos Santana hit his 25th home run today, which tied the Indians season record for a switch-hitter (Victor Martinez, 2007). He's quietly had an outstanding hitting season, offsetting a low batting average with 91 walks and 58 extra-base hits.
Jeanmar Gomez had a relatively easy day, throwing 98 pitches before leaving with two outs in the sixth inning. After throwing a pitch, he attempted to field a grounder by the mound, and then immediately came up hobbling. He left the game, walking gingerly off the field. Jordan Bastian is reporting that the injury was to Gomez's right knee, but it's not serious, and he'll make his next start.
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