Brantley spiked in Indians’ win over Athletics

Cleveland left fielder Michael Brantley needed stitches in his
left forearm after being spiked Monday during the Indians’ 14-10
win over the Oakland Athletics.

Brantley was spiked by third baseman Josh Donaldson in a play
that ended the third inning. Brantley, who hit .288 with 60 RBIs
last season, was taken to a hospital for stitches. He will be
re-evaluated on Tuesday.

Justin Masterson threw two perfect innings for Cleveland in his
first start of the spring. Matt Carson and Yan Gomes homered for
the Indians, who improved to 5-0 in exhibition play under new
manager Terry Francona.

Shane Peterson and 2010 first-round draft pick Michael Choice
homered for the Athletics.