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Indians news and notes: Josh Tomlin giving up home runs at league-leading pace

Also! Carlos Gomez is signed by the Rangers.

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A common sight in 2016
A common sight in 2016
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Last Night's Game: Toronto 6, Cleveland 5

Cleveland Indians fail to replicate ninth-inning magic, fall to Blue Jays, 6-5 - Let's Go Tribe

Josh Tomlin hit early and often as Cleveland Indians fall to Toronto Blue Jays, 6-5 |

Blue Jays hit 3 home runs to defeat Indians |

The last three innings were an eery parallel to Friday night's game, but unfortunately the ninth inning went much differently. The first portion of the game was quite a bit different, in that Josh Tomlin allowed home runs both early and late in his start, and only lasted into the fifth inning. The Indians did tie the game with a five-run fifth inning, but couldn't score after that.

Indians News

Josh Tomlin activated, struggles with homers |

Tomlin leads the team in homers, though in this case he's been the one giving them up.

Cleveland Indians' Abraham Almonte is already playing his postseason games |

Since returning from his suspension, Almonte is hitting .286/.309/.440, though that's only an OPS+ of 90 thanks to this year's incredible offensive explosion.

Cleveland Indians sell out Saturday night game with Toronto | FOX Sports

Thanks to a combination of things (fireworks, team in first place, influx of Toronto fans) the Progressive Field was sold out for the fourth time this season.

MLB News

Rangers sign outfielder Carlos Gomez |

Gomez will play in a couple minor-league games, then will be brought up the big leagues, probably in time for next weekend's series against the Indians.

MLB finding talent at umpire camps

Perhaps one day one we'll complain about one of these umpires' strike zones.

Sunday Notes: Espinoza, Anderson, Clippard, Segura, Groome, more | FanGraphs Baseball

Lots of good stuff as usual, but I especially liked this nugget:

Kyle Gaedele, who spent 2011-2015 in the San Diego Padres system, is the grandnephew of Eddie Gaedel, who famously pinch hit for the St. Louis Browns on August 19, 1951. Eddie Gaedel was 3-foot-7. Kyle Goedele — currently playing for the River City Rascals in the independent Frontier League — is listed at 6-foot-3, 235 pounds.