The Indians beat the Colorado Rockies 14-3 this afternoon at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale. With the victory, Cleveland improved to 16-5-2 in Cactus League play this spring.
Cleveland's lineup was productive top-to-bottom, paced by a 3-hit effort from MICHAEL BRANTLEY, who matched NYJER MORGAN with a game-high 3 RBI. Brantley raised his Cactus League average to .500 (17-34) and now has 7 RBI. LONNIE CHISENHALL and ELLIOT JOHNSON collected a pair of hits each and both drove in 2 runs. Johnson is batting .350 (14-40) with 8 RBI this spring. ASDRUBAL CABRERA also chipped in a multi-hit game. JUSTIN MASTERSON (6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R-ER, 2 BB, 6 SO, 2 WP) notched his third victory of the spring with a quality start, surrendering a pair of runs on 5 hits over 6.0 frames before finishing his work for the day in the Tribe bullpen. CODY ALLEN and TYLER STURDEVANT both worked 1.0 scoreless inning of relief each.
The Indians will face the same Rockies squad on Saturday back at Goodyear Ballpark with RHP COREY KLUBER and RHP Jordan Lyles taking the mound for their respective clubs. TOM HAMILTON and JIM ROSENHAUS will have the call across the Indians Radio Network at 1:05 PDT/4:05PM ET (WMMS in Cleveland), while the game audio will also available via webcast on MLB.com.
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