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Indians news and notes: Gomes looks to return as Tribe keeps winning

Morning news & notes for Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Going away for a week to visit family in Cleveland was great. I got to get away from work for a bit, spend time with my cousins, and go to some baseball games. I don't think I'll ever forget being at last Friday's game when Tyler Naquin made history with a walk-off, inside-the-park home run. It was one of those moments that really solidified the theory that the 2016 Cleveland Indians are something special. Here's to a fun rest of the season and a thrilling postseason. And now, onto the news!

Indians 1, Athletics 0

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For Tribe fans out east, it's understandable if you went to bed prior to the ending of this game. But if you did, you missed some awesomeness by Carlos Santana and Andrew Miller. Carlos Carrasco and Andrew Triggs went toe to toe for six innings, but a late inning blast by Lando Calrissian and the lethal slider of Miller Time helped give the Tribe a narrow victory. Since Detroit had the day off, the Indians' lead in the AL Central increased 7.5 games.

Indians news

  • Gomes aims to return for postseason push | MLB
    I really want Gomes back. I still firmly believe that he is too good to have just fallen off a cliff like he has this season. Hopefully some rehab and a fully robotic arm can help him put the Tribe over the hump for postseason baseball.
  • Having Lucroy on the team would have been awesome. Getting a healthy, productive Gomes back to hit the game winning home run against Texas to send Cleveland to the World Series will be even better.
  • Andrew Miller is unfair, made Khris Davis fall down on game-ending strikeout | MLB
    You know, I think I'm okay with this Miller guy.
  • Around the League

    Check out the AL Central graphical standings courtesy of Reddit user /r/n4cotix: