Summary: The Tribe improves to 8-1 in the Cactus League as five pitchers combine for 16 strikeouts.
The Arms: Carlos Carrasco, who struck out six in three innings of work, allowed three hits, including a two-run, second-inning homer to Kris Bryant in the second… Corey Kluber pitched the next three innings and allowed only one hit while striking out five. He struck out the side in the fifth… Vinnie Pestano, Blake Wood and Bryan Price pitched the last three innings and did not allow a hit.
The Bats: After Nyjer Morgan led off the game with a single, Mike Aviles took Edwin Jackson deep down the left-field line on a 2-0 pitch. Aviles was hit by a pitch in the third and scored the go-ahead run on a Yan Gomes double. Aviles is now 5-for-9 (with 3 RBI in four spring games)… Ryan Raburn led off the second with a double, which is his fourth extra-base hit of the spring…
The Gloves: Raburn bruised his left knee after colliding with the right-field wall in the second inning as he chased after Bryant’s home run. He stayed in the field for the rest of the inning but was pulled in the third. The injury is not expected to be serious… Gomes had his second error of the spring with a throwing error as Ryan Sweeney stole second. That is why both of Carrasco’s runs were unearned. Gomes bounced back in the third when he caught Ryan Roberts stealing… Earlier in the second, Jeff Francoeur dropped Sweeney’s fly ball in left after making a long run after it. He atoned the next batter though as he robbed Javier Baez of a hit.
Up Next: The Indians travel to Peoria, Ariz., to face the Padres at 3:05 p.m. Tyler Clord is expected to get the start for the Tribe.