GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Yan Gomes enjoyed a breakout season last year, working through his first full season as the Indians' starting catcher and earning a Silver Slugger Award for his showing at the plate. In a 9-3 Cactus League victory over the Reds on Thursday, Gomes picked up right where he left off.
It was Gomes who launched a two-run home run in the fifth inning off Cincinnati reliever Burke Badenhop, who was making his first appearance of the spring, to cap Cleveland's five-run outburst.
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