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Finally! Baseball is here! Well, sorta…it’s only spring training. But you have to admit, it is nice to watch some Cleveland Indians baseball. The Tribe took on the Cincinnati Reds this afternoon at Goodyear Ballpark. They were the visitor in this contest, even though both teams share this field during spring training games.
The Tribe topped the Reds, 9-2 as they pounded out 14 hits on 3 home runs. Tribe pitchers combined for eight shutout innings, only giving up two runs in the eighth. Both teams bunched up the scorebook in this one, so I’ll just recap the starters for the Tribe and notable reserves.
Cleveland Indians 9-R 15-H 1-E
Cincinnati Reds 2-R 5-H 2-E
Game 1: Cleveland Indians (9) at Cincinnati Reds (2) 3/5/10
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS 2-3, one home run, one run batted in
-Cabrera led off the game with a home run off Reds starter Mike Lincoln; also singled.
Grady Sizemore, CF 1-3, double, two runs batted in
-Sizemore and Cabrera combined for 3-6 and three runs batted in; 1-2 punch at top of lineup looked good.
Shin-Soo Choo, RF 2-3, triple with run batted in
-Choo hustled for a triple that was hit off the wall in center.
Travis Hafner, DH 0-2, walk
-Hafner hitless but did make contact; will need some time to show power again.
Jhonny Peralta, 3B 0-2, four left on base
-Peralta showed his 2009 form today.
Austin Kearns, LF 1-3, single, run scored, strikeout
-Tribe prospect Jordan Brown was supposed to start but was injured during morning workout.
Andy Marte, 1B 0-2
-Don’t expect Marte at first when the season starts.
Luis Valbuena, 2B 1-2, single and scored a run
-If he can score a run every game, I’ll be happy.
Lou Marson, C 2-2, two singles, two runs scored, and a run batted in
-Nice day for Marson. Hit ball back up the middle in his last at-bat. Carlos Santana is nipping at his heels so he needs a good spring to gain confidence.
Justin Masterson, SP Two innings, one hit, three strikeouts
-Good start for Masterson. Allowed only one baserunner and
Brian Buscher, PH-3B 1-2, solo home run in the 5th
Nick Weglarz, PH-LF 1-1, three run home run in the 6th
Carlos Santana, PH-C 1-2, double
Shelly Duncan, PH-RF 2-3, two singles, run scored
Kerry Wood, RP One inning, one hit, one walk, one strikeout
Aaron Laffey, RP Two innings, no hits, one strikeout
Rafeal Perez, RP One inning, no hits, one strikeout
Chris Perez, RP One inning, no hits, one strikeout
Joe Smith, RP One inning, two hits, two earned runs, one strikeout
Saul Rivera, RP One inning, one hit
The Indians will play this same Reds team on Saturday.