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• Gomes threw out Pedro Florimon on a steal attempt in the third inning of Friday's 3-2 loss to the Twins. Entering Saturday, Gomes led the Major Leagues with a 55 percent caught-stealing percentage (11-of-20).

• Indians rookie reliever Cody Allen entered Saturday with a 2.21 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 40 2/3 innings this season. Over his past six appearances, the hard-throwing right-hander had a 0.00 ERA over 5 1/3 innings, during which he posted 11 strikeouts against just two walks.

• Heading into Saturday's outing, Kluber had gone 4-1 with a 2.44 ERA in his seven starts immediately following a team loss. In 48 innings in those outings, Kluber had 50 strikeouts against eight walks with only 13 earned runs.

• Bart Swain, the Indians director of baseball information, took part in a pregame softball Home Run Derby at Target Field. Swain ended with zero home runs, while Dustin Morse, the director of baseball communications and player relations for the Twins, launched three moonshots.

Jordan Bastian is a reporter for Read his blog, Major League Bastian, and follow him on Twitter @MLBastian.
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