After Four Straight Losses, Indians Blow By Athletics 15-5

The Cleveland Indians got back on track in Arizona thanks to 15 runs on 19 hits in an offensive explosion Saturday against the Oakland Athletics.

Brandon Guyer made his spring training debut for the Indians and cranked out two hits in the leadoff spot including a solo blast in his second plate appearance. The Tribe tallied three home runs on the day including a three-run shot by Erik Gonzalez and a solo job from Lonnie Chisenhall.

Gonzalez (2 for 3 with four RBI) and Chisenhall (2 for 4 while driving in three) led the way for the Indians as they each scored twice. Guyer, Chris Perez, Abraham Almonte, Chris Colabello, and Daniel Robertson all chipped in with two hits on the afternoon.

In total, the Indians racked up 11 extra-base hits, adding eight doubles to their three long balls.

Mike Clevinger went the first two innings allowing one run on two hits and one walk while striking out a batter. Shawn Armstrong and Perci Garner followed Clevinger, each throwing a scoreless frame. Travis Banwart and Josh Martin each allowed a ball to leave the yard while surrendering two runs a piece in their respective innings. Kyle Crockett (one inning) and Adam Plutko (two) finished off the game with three scoreless frames for the Tribe.

The Indians continue Cactus League play on Sunday when they take on the San Diego Padres in Goodyear, Arizona. Trevor Bauer will get his second start of the spring when he faces off with Clayton Richard of the Padres. First pitch is set for 3:05 PM EST.

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