Tomlin shakes off homers as Indians outslug Brewers

Associated Press

CLEVELAND — Josh Tomlin didn’t make a big deal about his first win at Progressive Field in more than a year.

His comeback isn’t complete, it’s continuing.

Tomlin shook off three home runs and lasted six innings to win his season debut at home and Michael Brantley homered twice, leading the Cleveland Indians to an 11-6 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.

Tomlin (2-1) allowed solo homers in the first and second innings before retiring 12 straight until the sixth, when Ryan Braun touched him for a two-run shot. But the right-hander, who underwent shoulder surgery in March, buckled down and got his first victory in Cleveland since May 21, 2014.

For Tomlin, it was another step. Not the last one.

“I’m not trying to get too satisfied, I’m trying to stay here and do what I can to help this team win,” said Tomlin, who allowed five hits and struck out seven. “It’s definitely good to be back here and help this team win, but I try not to get too satisfied or comfortable and keep working every day and do my job again in four days.”

Following the game, the Indians said they’re putting right-hander Carlos Carrasco on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation. Carrasco received a cortisone shot and won’t doing anything for four or five days, manager Terry Francona said.

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