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Little Cowboy rounds up Tigers, Jerry Sands brands 'em

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Josh Tomlin, aka "Little Cowboy," stifled the Tigers from the mound and Jerry Sands broke out the lumber in an 8-1 victory.

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Josh Tomlin impresses again in Cleveland Indians 8-1 victory - Let's Go Tribe - The Cleveland Indians defeated the Detroit Tigers 8-1 Friday evening behind a fantastic performance from starter Josh Tomlin. Tomlin went the distance, allowing just one run over the full nine innings.

Josh Tomlin tosses 4-hitter in Indians' win | indians.com - Corey Kluber's scratch from his scheduled start did nothing to slow down the resurgent Indians, who used a four-hitter from Josh Tomlin and two big hits from Jerry Sands to roll past the Tigers for an 8-1 win Friday night at Comerica Park.

Cleveland Indians beat Detroit Tigers, 8-1, behind Josh Tomlin's four-hitter | cleveland.com
The Indians enjoyed themselves Friday night at Comerica Park. They not only beat the Tigers, but they did it against a left-handed starter. Such victories have been few and far between this season.

Other Tribe News

Josh Tomlin's comeback story gets new chapter | indians.com - For months, long before Friday's complete-game gem in an 8-1 win over the Tigers, the Indians starter tried to stay connected to his team by monitoring as many innings as possible from the desert.

On Shapiro, Stroman and young arms - Article - TSN - TSN Baseball Analyst Steve Phillips weighs in on Mark Shapiro joining the Toronto Blue Jays' front office.

Down on the Farm

Bobby Bradley named Midwest League Player of Month: Cleveland Indians Class A Report | cleveland.com - Indians third-round pick Bobby Bradley is the first Lake County Captain to receive the Midwest League Player of the Month award this season.

Clint Frazier leads Lynchburg to playoffs: Cleveland Indians advanced Class A Report (video) | cleveland.com - Indians first-round pick Clint Frazier's strong second half helped lead the Lynchburg Hillcats to a Carolina League division title.

Mike Clevinger signs off with big win for RubberDucks: Cleveland Indians Class AA Report | cleveland.com - Righthander Mike Clevinger finished his season with a strong effort for the Akron RubberDucks and is currently No. 1 in strikeouts in the Eastern League.

Columbus Clippers infielder Audy Ciriaco named IL player of the week: Cleveland Indians AAA Report | cleveland.com - Columbus Clippers infielder Audy Ciriaco's average has jumped in recent days and it's getting noticed.

Around the Horn

ESPN pulls Curt Schilling off more MLB telecasts over anti-Muslim tweet | cleveland.com - ESPN said Thursday that Schilling won't be on telecasts for the rest of the regular season or the American League wild-card game on Oct. 6.

Jessica Mendoza will be back in the Sunday Night Baseball booth for the rest of the year | HardballTalk - Curt Schilling’s Twitter handle is “Gehrig38.” And the dude just got Wally Pipped.

Brad Ausmus' job as Tigers manager in jeopardy - CBSSports.com - Manager Brad Ausmus' job appears to be in real jeopardy after the Tigers, who were predicted by most to win the AL Central recently fell into last place.

Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier might be having the best defensive season we know of | FOX Sports - Kevin Kiermaier has turned in one defensive gem after another this season and is having the best defensive season by any player in at least the past decade, according to some new metrics.