Tomlin shakes off homers, Indians outslug Brewers 11-6
CLEVELAND — Josh 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 hit a two-run shot.
The right-hander was making his third start since being activated from the disabled list following shoulder surgery in March. He had been 0-5 in eight starts since his last win at Progressive Field.
Brantley hit a pair of two-run shots for the Indians, who chased Wily Peralta (4-8) in the third inning. Jason Kipnis, who came in tied for the AL batting lead, had three hits and rookie Francisco Lindor had three RBIs for Cleveland.
Jonathan Lucroy homered twice and Domingo Santana connected for Milwaukee.