Indians-Columbus game called after 21/2 innings

The Cleveland Indians’ exhibition game against Triple-A

affiliate Columbus Clippers was called after 21/2 innings Wednesday

because of snow with the score tied at 1.

The temperature was 38 degrees at Huntington Park with a wind

chill of 29 and snow was forming on the outfield warning track when

Clippers president-general manager Ken Schnacke announced the


In the third inning, Clippers right fielder Jordan Brown lost a

flyball because of the snow and overran it before reaching back to

make a catch near the wall.

Cleveland played at the ballpark for the first time since making

the Clippers their top farm team in 2009.

Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (sore right hand) was the only

Indians starter not in the lineup.