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N&N: Yan Gomes a surprising leader for Indians’ offense

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Here’s to a great week!

Indians 4, Twins 1

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The Tribe broke a five-game losing streak to the Twins and got Shane Bieber his first career Major League win on Sunday afternoon. The young right-hander wasn’t incredibly sharp, giving up 10 hits in 5 23 innings, but worked out of enough jams to allow just one run. With the win, the Indians are now 37-33 on the season.

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Yan Gomes is at the heart of the Indians’ bottom of the order surge |

The Indians’ catcher has three home runs, five doubles, and 11 RBI’s since June 1st. From Joe Noga:

Yan Gomes and the bottom of the Cleveland Indians batting order have carried the Tribe’s offense for the last two weeks.

The Tribe’s No. 5 through No. 9 hitters collected five of the team’s seven hits Sunday, including Gomes’ go-ahead bases-clearing double off Minnesota’s Jake Odorizzi in the third inning that lifted the club to a 4-1 victory.

”I was swinging under a lot of pitches from him,” Gomes said of Odorizzi. “That 3-2 (pitch), in my head I was just trying to chop it and stay on top of it as much as I could. It was a good pitch to hit and I was able to drive it.”

Manager Terry Francona agreed that Gomes has been hitting the ball hard in the last few weeks, and is settling into a good groove offensively.

”He took a really nice swing today at the right time,” Francona said. “We were looking for one big hit and that’s what we got. That was the difference in the game.”

Carlos Carrasco placed on DL |

Carrasco has a right elbow contusion and let’s hope it’s not too serious.

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