June 28, 2016


Royals 4, Indians 1: Tribe drops first exhibition game

ROYALS (4-0-1) 4, INDIANS (5-1) 1

HITS: Second baseman Jason Kipnis went 1-for-2 with a double for one of Cleveland’s five hits on the day. … Closer Chris Perez tossed a scoreless second inning and struck out one.

MISSES: Designated hitter Nick Swisher went 0-3 and left two runners on base. … Left-hander Giovanni Soto failed to last an inning after allowing two runs on three hits and two walks in the fifth. … Bullpen candidate Bryan Shaw allowed a run on a hit and a walk in one inning.

ATTENDANCE: 1,577 at Goodyear Ballpark


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 CAssenheimer@chroniclet.com. Like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.