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Nix Homers Twice, Tomlin Goes The Distance; Tribe Snaps Five-Game Skid

Break out the Yoo-hoo in the clubhouse! The Indians will not lose 100 games!

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Behind a complete game from Josh Tomlin and two home runs from Jayson Nix, the Tribe broke their five-game losing streak tonight with a 7-3 victory over the Royals, to again climb within a half-game of Kansas City and winning their 63rd game of the season.

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Tomlin weakened a little in the ninth, giving up a two-run homer, but manager Manny Acta let Tomlin seal the deal, for the first complete game of Tomlin’s career.

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Nix hit solo homers in the second and in the eighth, and was joined in the RBI parade by Shin-Soo Choo, also with two runs batted in, and three other Indians with one RBI apiece.

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Tomorrow night Jeanmar Gomez goes up against reigning Cy Young winner Zack Greinke.as the Indians attempt to crawl out of the cellar.

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That is, if they don’t overdo it tonight with the Yoo-hoo.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.