GOODYEAR, AZ (WOIO) - It came about four months later than the Indians would have liked, but Danny Salazar finally got to start against the Chicago Cubs.
In his Cactus League debut, the right-hander threw two shutout innings, allowing a hit and a walk while striking out three. Salazar was limited to a small bullpen role in the World Series loss to Chicago.
All of Sunday's offense came in the fourth inning. Carlos Santana gave Cleveland a brief 1-0 lead when he drove in Tyler Naquin on a ground ball. Moments later in the bottom of the inning, the Cubs tied the game on Matt Szczur's infield hit. Neither team scored again and the game was settled as a tie after nine innings.
The Indians Spring Training record fell to 1-0-1 after the tie. They host the Texas Rangers on Monday afternoon at Goodyear Ballpark.