Brantley homers in 1st spring game, Indians beat Cubs 10-5
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Michael Brantley homered and threw out Ben Zobrist at home in his first game of spring training and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago Cubs 10-5 Saturday night.
Brantley flied to the warning track in center his first at-bat but cleared the right-field wall with a man on in the fourth against Justin Grimm.
Brantley nailed Zobrist at the plate from left field after Corey Kluber allowed his first run of the spring. Brantley's non-throwing shoulder was surgically repaired in November.
Kluber allowed a run on six hits over five innings and struck out five.
Kris Bryant and Addison Russell had two hits each for the Cubs. Starter Pierce Johnson threw four scoreless innings.
Jason Vosler hit a three-run home run for the Cubs off Jeff Manship.