The Indians continued treading water today in Arizona, winning one exhibition game against the Chicago White Sox while at the same time losing against the Seattle Mariners as the Tribe split their squads to give more players an opportunity for action.
In the White Sox match-up, David Huff started and pitched three innings to get the victory as Cleveland prevailed 8-3. Matt LaPorta jump-started the offense in the first inning and the Indians led all the way. The Tribe pounded out ten hits, and for the second straight day Chad Huffman had three hits. All of the Chicago runs were unearned.
Jason Donald was hit in the hand by a pitch against the Sox. He was taken for X-rays, and as of now there is no update on Donald’s condition.
In the game against the Mariners, old friend Franklin Gutierrez drove in three runs to lead Seattle to a 7-2 victory. The Mariners took the lead in the opening inning and never looked back, giving the loss to Jeanmar Gomez, who gave up four runs in less than three innings of work. The Tribe was only able to muster five hits against Eric Wedge’s team, and the combined daily effort left the Indians at 4-4 in Cactus League play.
Tomorrow the Indians will again take on the Colorado Rockies, after defeating the Rockies on Friday.