Tribe Clips Cards’ Wings 6-2

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The Indians took Game 1 of their Interleague series with the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.

Josh Tomlin handcuffed the home team, going seven innings, allowing eight hits and two runs to pick up the 6-2 win.

The tribe got two in the first inning when Carlos Santana ripped an RBI double, and a Michael Brantley grounder plated the second run.

Single runs in the fourth and fifth innings staked Tomlin to a 4-0 lead as a Kotchman grounder in the fourth scored Santana, and a Jason Kipnis single to right brought home Shin-Soo Choo.

Johnny Damon hit his second homer since joining the Tribe, a two-run shot in the seventh inning.

The Indians banged out 11 hits, with pitcher Tomlin getting one of them.

With the win, the Indians upped their record to 31-26. They face the Cards again on Saturday night.