The Indians won their final home game of the spring, besting the Milwaukee Brewers 10-3 this afternoon at Goodyear Ballpark. Cleveland improved to 18-8-2 in Cactus League play with the victory.
The Tribe offense tallied 17 hits and went 9-for-18 with runners in scoring position in the contest. LONNIE CHISENHALL (2-for-4, 2 R) and NICK SWISHER (2-for-3, BB, R) each connected for a solo home run, while MICHAEL BRANTLEY (2-for-2, 3B, BB) and JASON KIPNIS (2-for-3, 2B, R) paced the team with 2 RBI apiece. Brantley raised his spring average to .522 with today's effort and leads Cleveland with 12 RBI. CARLOS SANTANA (1-for-2) drew a pair of walks and scored twice. JUSTIN MASTERSON, scheduled to start Monday's season-opener in Oakland, improved to 4-0 in his final spring tune-up. The right-hander worked 5.2 innings, holding the Brewers to a single run on 3 hits.
With just 3 Cactus League road games remaining, the Indians will head to Scottsdale on Thursday where they will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields. RHP COREY KLUBER is set to take the bump opposite DBacks LHP WADE MILEY for a 1:10 PDT/4:10PM ET first pitch. TOM HAMILTON and JIM ROSENHAUS will have the call across the Indians Radio Network (WTAM in Cleveland), while game audio will also be available through an online webcast on Indians.com.