Tomlin, who faced the Cubs twice in the 2016 World Series, went 0-1 with a 7.71 ERA in the two outings.
The Cubs are the only Major League Baseball team without either a three-game win streak or three-game losing streak in 2018, and they've stayed within a game of.500 (plus or minus) all year. Over their last 10 games, they have held opponents to 3 runs or less in nine of them and 1 or less in five of them. Cleveland has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. Overall, the team's lost 4.5 units for gamblers taking the moneyline in this young season, but have gained 2.2 units ATS.
Indians games have an over/under record of 6-13 thus far in 2018.
Tyler Chatwood's control woes continued Tuesday night against the Indians but he still earned the distinction of becoming the first Cubs pitcher to pitch into the seventh inning.
Four of Cleveland's five starters have ERAs below 2.70: Mike Clevinger (1.75), Corey Kluber (1.96), Carlos Carrasco (2.31) and Trevor Bauer (2.67). In his career, Lester is 7-1 with a 3.03 ERA and 93 strikeouts against Cleveland. His WHIP and batting average against are 1.33 and.254 respectively. Daniel Descalso and Jarrod Dyson also homered for the Diamondbacks (16-6), who have the best record in the National League.
The Cleveland offense has produced 3.5 runs per contest, including 4.1 per game over its last 10 games and 3.0 per game over its last five.
For the home team, Cleveland's pitching staff has allowed 2.8 runs per game overall this year. The bullpen has posted a solid ERA of just 2.55, a WHIP of 0.96 and a K/9 of 9.3.
Tomlin's last appearance was actually in relief.
The Indians' hitters have been led by third baseman Jose Ramirez and left fielder Michael Brantley.
The Indians were 3-for-9 with runners in scoring position, but only scored two runs as Rajai Davis was called out at home plate in the third inning.
- Dating to a year ago, Minnesota second baseman Brian Dozier has hit safely in 24 straight games - including a club-record 17 in a row to begin this season. The Indians have hit 15 over their last 10.