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Indians news and notes: Yan Gomes begins rehab assignment

Also, both Coco Crisp and Derek Dietrich make special returns to Cleveland.

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Last Night's Game: Indians 8, Marlins 3

Trevor Bauer outpitches Jose Fernandez as Cleveland Indians beat Miami Marlins, 8-3 |

Trevor Bauer, Indians beat Marlins |

Coco Crisp records three hits in return to Cleveland as Indians rout Marlins, 8-3 - Let's Go Tribe

I'm not going to lie: after the top of the first inning, I had mentally written off this game. The Marlins had scored three runs, and none of those runs were cheap. And Jose Fernandez, one of baseball's best pitchers, was pitching for the Marlins. At best, the Indians would have to scratch and claw a run or two and have to come from behind late. But no, they'd immediately reverse the score, pin seven runs off Fernandez, get a career-high 12 hits off him (six of them for extra bases), and win in a semi-laugher. Francisco Lindor had four hits (a career high), including two doubles.

Coco Crisp hits like it's 2005 for Cleveland Indians: Zack Meisel's musings |

Terry Francona usually makes it a point to get a newly-acquired player into the lineup as soon as possible, and tonight he was subbing for Mike Napoli. It worked spectacularly: he led off the game with a double, and would go 3-for-5 on the night in his first game for the Indians since October 2, 2005 - a game Tribe fans would rather pretend never happened.

Tribe News

Indians' Yan Gomes rehabs shoulder injury |

With the minor-league regular seasons winding down, Gomes doesn't have too many opportunities to rehab close to home, though several affiliates will be playing in the playoffs. If everything works out, Gomes will be eligible to return to the club on September 16th.

Cleveland Indians right-hander Corey Kluber named American League Pitcher of the Month |

That Kluber had his best month during the Indians' worst stretch could in retrospect be one of, if not the, the reason(s) the Indians win the AL Central.

Ducks top Bowie 4-3, lower magic number to one | Akron RubberDucks News

If the Ducks win either today or tomorrow, or if Harrisburg loses either today or tomorrow, they'll clinch a playoff spot.

MLB News

Rick Porcello pitches Red Sox into first place |

The Red Sox and Blue Jays are now tied for first place in the AL East, with the Orioles two games back.

Cleveland native Derek Dietrich nostalgic |

Dietrick, who graduated from St. Ignatius in Cleveland, played at Progressive Field for the first time since he played there in an OHSAA tournament game.

Sunday Notes: Richie Martin, Miller’s HRs, Gordon, Twins, more | FanGraphs Baseball

Today I learned that Jeremy Sowers (yes, that Jeremy Sowers) is Tampa Bay's replay reviewer.