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• Gomes, who is on the 7-day concussion list, slowed his activity on Sunday after still experiencing symptoms on Saturday. Francona reiterated that Cleveland will take its time with Gomes to make sure he is at full strength before returning.

"I don't think that it'll be more than [seven days], but there's phases," Francona said on Sunday. "They ramp up progressively. I think there's three or four steps, and each one you have to pass. When you pass one, you go on to the next one. How fast, it just depends on how you feel."

• Shortstop Francisco Lindor, Cleveland's top prospect, went 4-for-4 for Columbus on Saturday, marking his second four-hit game in a row. Through 30 games since being promoted to Triple-A, Lindor has posted a .287/.316/.395 slash line with four homers, 12 RBIs and 19 runs for the Clippers.

• Following Sunday's action, the Indians' rotation has turned in a 1.71 ERA, .176 opponents' batting average and 0.90 WHIP over the past 13 games.

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