The Cleveland Indians scored six times in the first two innings on their way to an 8-2 victory over the San Diego Padres Sunday during Cactus League play.
Two of the Tribe’s top prospects continued to impress in their first big league camp. Greg Allen set the tone in the leadoff spot by collecting a hit and a run scored in each of the first two innings while Bradley Zimmer (2 for 3, 1 HR, 2 RBI) left the yard for the second time this spring. Batting behind Allen, Francisco Lindor knocked in the young speedster twice with a pair of RBI doubles as he gears up for the World Baseball Classic. Tyler Naquin (2 for 2, 1 2B, 1 RBI) stayed hot on the afternoon as well, raising his average to an even .500 on the spring.
Trevor Bauer picked up the victory in his second outing of the spring, surrendering an unearned run on three hits in three innings. Andrew Miller, Cody Allen and Bryan Shaw followed up Bauer and all tossed a scoreless frame combining to allow only two hits and a walk while fanning six. Kyle Crockett pitched two more scoreless innings before Joe Colon finished things off in the ninth after allowing a Padre to score.
The Indians will split the sqaud up on Monday and play a pair of games across Arizona. Corey Kluber will make his spring debut when he squares off with Matt Garza of the Milwaukee Brewers in Goodyear while Danny Salazar goes up against Matt Cain and the San Francisco Giants in Scottsdale. Both games are set to begin at 3:05 PM EST.