May 26, 2016


Indians: Tribe takes two to improve to 4-0

INDIANS (4-0) 3, REDS (0-3) 0

ONE-HIT WONDERS: The Indians had seven pitchers combine on a one-hitter, with Cincinnati producing seven baserunners all day — one hit, five walks and one hit batter.

HITS: Rotation candidates Zach McAllister (one walk, two strikeouts) and Daisuke Matsuzaka (one walk, one hit batter) held Cincinnati hitless over the first four innings. … DH Mark Reynolds was the only Indian with more than one hit, going 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles.

MISSES: Right fielder Drew Stubbs (.167) went hitless in two at-bats and struck out once. … Reliever Rich Hill allowed a hit and walked two in 2/3 of an inning.

ATTENDANCE: 3,278 at Goodyear Ballpark


INDIANS (4-0) 7, BREWERS (4-0) 4

HITS: Prized pitching prospect Trevor Bauer got the win in his spring debut, allowing two hits and striking out two over two innings. … It was a big day for center fielder Ezequiel Carrera, who went 1-for-2 with his first home run, two runs, an RBI, two walks and a stolen base. … Rotation candidate Scott Kazmir tossed two scoreless innings, allowing a hit and striking out one. … Catcher Carlos Santana hit his first homer — a two-run shot that tied the game at four in the third inning. … Rotation/bullpen candidate David Huff threw two scoreless innings, allowing a hit and striking out two.

MISSES: Carlos Carrasco’s spring debut was a rough one, with the right-hander failing to last the prescribed two innings after surrendering four runs on four hits in the first. … Bench player candidate Tim Fedroff went 1-for-4 with two strike outs and committed an error in left field.

ATTENDANCE: 2,347 at Maryvale Baseball Park (Phoenix)


About Chris Assenheimer

Award-winning sportswriter Chris Assenheimer has covered the Indians since 1997. Prior to that, he also covered Ohio State football and basketball. He's a graduate of (Bay Village) Bay High School and The Ohio State University, and can be reached at 329-7137 or Like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.