Tribe Clips Cards’ Wings 6-2
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.