- Associated Press - Saturday, June 7, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Gomes family and the Cleveland Indians enjoyed a big afternoon.

Yan Gomes hit a three-run homer that sent Cleveland over the Texas Rangers 8-3 Saturday. The Indians also picked his brother, Juan, in the Major League Baseball draft.

In his first two at-bats against Texas, Gomes had left five runners on base. But when he came up with two on and one out in the sixth inning, he hit a pitch from Nick Tepesch (2-2) over the center-field wall.

“I figured I had to drive the ball somewhere,” Gomes said. “I took a pretty good swing at it. It was a curveball. All the other ones were fastballs. Maybe that was the difference.”


Also, the Indians took catcher Juan Gomes in the 37th round from Odessa College in Texas.

Carlos Santana’s two-run homer capped a four-run seventh that put the game away for Cleveland.

Santana, two days off the disabled list after recovering from concussion symptoms, batted eighth and went 2 for 2 with two walks. Gomes was the ninth batter.

“One through nine, we know we have a solid offense,” right fielder David Murphy said. “We can put a bunch of runs on the board.”

Murphy, who previously played for Texas, batted sixth and had three hits and an RBI.

Josh Tomlin (4-2), a native of Tyler, Texas, left after giving up a leadoff single to Adrian Beltre in the ninth. That tied his longest major league outing since he pitched his lone complete game Sept. 24, 2010.

“I’d like to get the complete game, don’t get me wrong,” Tomlin said. “I’m more happy we got the win. Beltre’s a real good hitter. He got a good swing on that one.”

Beltre also doubled to drive in a run and scored himself in the two-run sixth.

“(Tomlin) limited the damage,” Cleveland manager Terry Francona said.

Alex Rios got three hits for Texas.

Texas took a 1-0 in the third on a sacrifice fly by Elvis Andrus.

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