The Cleveland Indians are looking like a team that has a very strong shot at competing this season, as proven early on during the spring training exhibition season. The Indians won both their split-squad matchups (Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers) on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, to improve to 4-0 on the spring.
View the box score of Cleveland’s 3-0 victory over Cincinnati here.
View the box score of Cleveland’s 7-4 victory over Milwaukee here.
There were plenty of bright spots in both games as players are fighting early to earn their spot the Tribe’s roster.
Pitchers’ Scott Kazmir and Trevor Bauer both pitched a pair of scoreless innings against Milwaukee on Sunday. Kazmir allowed just one hit while Bauer allowed two hits, struck out two, and earned the win.
On the offensive side of the ball in the Milwaukee game, Carlos Santana and Ezequiel Carrera both hit home runs while Ryan Rayburn and Mike McDade both continue to have strong springs.
Against Cincinnati, the pitching staff combined to allow just one hit on the day, highlighted by strong two-inning performances by starter Zach McAllister and Daisuke Matsuzaka. Offensively, Mark Reynolds stood out batting 2-3 on the day.
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