Tribe starters on serious roll: Tuesday post-game notes

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With Josh Tomlin earning Tuesday’s victory, Indians starters have gone 4-0 with a 1.29 ERA (7 ER/48.2 IP) and 54 strikeouts against 10 walks over the rotation’s last 6 starts here at Progressive Field…over the last 4 games, Tribe starters have allowed just 2 earned runs across 28.1 IP (0.64 ERA) with 31 K’s and 5 walks.

JOSH TOMLIN

Making his 2014 season debut, Tomlin worked into the 7th inning and picked up his first Major League victory since July 5, 2012 vs. Tampa Bay (W, 6.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R-ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR, 93 pitches/66 strikes)…Tuesday was his first ML appearance since a 2.0-inning relief outing on September 3, 2013 at Chicago-AL; marks his first start since July 27, 2012 at Minnesota.

Tomlin faced just 2 more batters than the minimum through his first 4 innings, allowing a pair of singles in the top of the second – retired the side in the top of the 3rd on 7 pitches.

Entered Tuesday’s game on a consecutive scoreless inning streak of 20.0 spanning over his last 3 starts for the Triple-A Columbus Clippers.

BRYAN SHAW

Shaw was tabbed with an unearned run in the top of the 9th, but shut the door on the Twins to earn his first save of the season.

Marks his 4th career save and second with the Tribe; also September 20, 2013 vs. Houston.

Tonight’s unearned run was the first tally Shaw has allowed here at Progressive Field since August 23, 2013 vs. Minnesota, snapping a streak of 18.0 consecutive scoreless outings.

SCOTT ATCHISON

Atchison bridged the gap to Bryan Shaw, striking out 2 over a scoreless 8th inning.

Opposing batters have gone just 6-43 (.140) vs. Atchison this season.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik/Stats courtesy of Indians Baseball Information Department

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