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Demotions Overshadow Tribe Loss To Brewers

As the end of spring training draws nigh, rosters shrink, and a good performance one day is no guarantee that one will find that they are still a member of the big-league squad even the next day.

On Thursday, David Huff and Jeanmar Gomez combined to hold the San Francisco Giants to one run. No matter. On Friday both were sent to Triple-A Columbus, along with outfielder Ezequiel Carrera, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Also, pitchers Anthony Reyes and Doug Mathis were assigned to minor-league camp, according to Yahoo!.

In the game on Friday, Mitch Talbot gave up two home runs — including a grand slam — as the Indians’ winning streak ended at six games with a 7-4 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.

Talbot gave up a frightening 14 hits in just six innings, to go along with all seven runs. Talbot, whose ERA in the spring is 8.61, took a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the sixth, when it all caved in.

Travis Hafner belted his first homer of the Cactus League season for the Tribe, while three Indians contributed two hits apiece to the attack. But when all was said and done, Cleveland had slipped to 13-12 with one week to go until Opening Day.

Rafael and Chris Perez each tossed a scoreless inning for the Indians, who will face the San Francisco Giants tomorrow — again at 10:05 p.m.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.