GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Sam Fuld scored two runs on two singles and a walk, leading the Oakland Athletics over the Cleveland Indians 13-3 on Wednesday.
The center fielder has scored 13 runs in 12 games as the A’s leadoff hitter.
Yoenis Cespedes, who snapped an 0 for 23 slump Monday, drove in a run in Oakland’s two-run fifth inning against Carlos Carrasco, who is trying to earn the final opening in the Indians’ rotation.
Carrasco followed starter Danny Salazar and inherited a 3-0 lead. Carrasco gave up eight runs — five earned — in 2 2-3 innings.
"We had a couple times where we didn’t convert a play but then we didn’t limit the damage," Cleveland manager Terry Francona said. "Worked away from his fastball a little bit. Frustrating outing. The good part is it is spring training but we’re looking for him to build. It’s a little disappointing."
Top shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor doubled and scored in the third and contributed a run scoring single as the Indians built a 3-0 lead against A’s starter Dan Straily.