Gomes powers Indians to 3-1 win over Royals

Cleveland catcher Yan Gomes beat everyone with one big swing. The wind, the record-cold temperatures and Kansas City.
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Gomes hit a tiebreaking two-run homer off Brandon Maurer in the ninth inning, lifting the Indians to a 3-1 win over the Royals in the coldest game in Progressive Field history.

Seantrel Henderson Mens Jersey Jay’s run-scoring triple put Kansas City in front in the fifth, but the Indians pushed across an unearned run in the eighth without registering a hit.

Bradley Zimmer led off with a walk and swiped second. He advanced to third on Francisco Lindor’s sacrifice.

Zimmer stayed at third when Jason Kipnis reached on a throwing error by reliever Justin Grimm. But Jose Ramirez followed with a check-swing dribbler, bringing home Zimmer with the tying run. Ramirez was originally ruled safe on Grimm’s wide throw to first, but the call was overturned after a review.

That fastball probably would’ve hit him in the left shoulder if he didn’t swing on it, Grimm said. I made my pitch, and Jimmy Smith Authentic Jersey he couldn’t have bunted it better. It stinks.

Indians manager Terry Francona felt his team was fortunate to be in position to win the game.

I was glad we were still playing, he said. In the eighth we had 75 feet of grounders and we tied it.
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One more win Wednesday night at Minnesota and the Nuggets will end a five-year playoff drought.

The Trail Blazers have lost four straight but still harbor hopes of clinching the third seed in the Western Conference playoffs.

At the end of the day this team is going to make a shot. I’m not worried about that, said Jusuf Nurkic, who had 20 points and 19 rebounds. We have one more at home (against Utah) and it’s probably going to be for the third spot. We’re going to fight for that.

The Nuggets kept their season alive thanks to Nikola Jokic’s 10th triple-double of the season and a stifling defense on a night their starters made just 22 of 61 shots.

I told them at halftime, I was honest, I said, `Fellas, if we lose, we’re out.’ I knew some of these other teams had won games. And I felt we played like our lives were on the line, Malone said. It wasn’t pretty, but I thought our defense was phenomenal.

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