Tribe captures first spring win beating Rockies 5-3

The Cleveland claimed their first win of the spring with a 5-3 victory over Colorado on Tuesday afternoon at Salt River Fields, as the Tribe offense capitalized on five of their eight hits going for extra bases (2 HR, 1 3B, 2 2B).

Right fielder Daniel Johnson, an offseason acquisition from the Washington Nationals, collected his first multi-hit effort of the spring campaign, going 2-for-3 with an RBI-triple in the second inning and a solo home run in the seventh. First baseman Carlos Santana (1-for-3, 1R, 3RBI) provided the Tribe’s other long-ball on the day, hitting a 2-run homer in the sixth inning. Center fielder Leonys Martin notched his first two hits of the spring, contributing two singles and a run scored.

The Tribe sent eight pitchers to the mound, with six turning in scoreless outings. Lefty Sam Hentges earned the win, starting the game with a scoreless frame. Right-handers Dan Otero and Adam Cimber followed with scoreless innings, as the first three Indians pitchers faced the minimum (3 BF). Non-roster invitee RHP Henry Martinez (1.0IP, 1BB, 1SO, 3BF) and Minor Leaguer LHP Sean Brady (2.0IP, 2SO, 6BF) also had scoreless outings.

On Wednesday, the Indians will have a split squad, sending a team to Maryvale to face the Milwaukee Brewers (1:05 MT/3:05 PM ET) while hosting the Seattle Mariners in Goodyear at 1:05 MT/3:05 PM ET). RHP Shane Bieber will make his first start of the spring at Milwaukee against RHP Jholys Chacin, and RHP Adam Plutko will take the bump for his second spring start at home against RHP Mike Leake. The Tribe’s game at Milwaukee can be seen on STO via Fox Sports Midwest, while the game at Goodyear can be heard on Indians.com.
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​POSTED 02/26/2019 23:12
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