The Cleveland Indians offense could not get anything going as they were soundly defeated by the Texas Rangers 10-0 on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. The Indians fall to 5-3 on the spring while the Rangers improve to 1-5.
Cleveland starting pitcher Zach McAllister, who is projected to win the No. 4 spot in the Tribe rotation, was pounded for five runs on seven hits in just two innings pitched. He struck out one and walked one. Vinnie Pestano did not fare much better as he allowed two runs on two hits in one inning pitched.
Among the pitchers fighting for the No. 5 spot in Cleveland’s starting rotation, Daisuke Matsuzaka (Dice-K) gave up two runs on four hits, including a two-run home run in his two innings of work while top prospect Trevor Bauer pitched a flawless two innings of work while striking out one.
Offensively for the Tribe, the team was limited to just five hits on the day, however Ryan Raburn remained red-hot this spring batting 2-3 on the day while Lonnie Chisenhall also had a 2-3 performance. Drew Stubbs had the team’s remaining hit.
Cleveland will next face off against the Chicago White Sox with the first pitch scheduled for 3:05 p.m. EST.
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