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.