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Reds Beat Tribe In Exhibition Finale, Though Choo Homers Twice; Tribe Finishes 15-14 In Arizona

Justin Masterson lost his last tuneup of the spring, Rafael Perez was hammered for four runs in a third of an inning, and the Cincinnati Reds ended the Indians’ spring with an 8-3 victory this afternoon. leaving Cleveland a game above .500 at 15-14, but having won eight of their final eleven games.

Masterson went five innings, giving up three runs — two earned — and six hits, posting six K’s. Jess Todd pitched two scoreless innings before Perez came on and the game fell out of reach.

Shin-Soo Choo homered twice for the Tribe, which was about all that can be said for the offense. The third Cleveland run scored on a sac fly, as the Indians were held to seven hits by Bronson Arroyo and four relievers.

The next game on-deck is against the Chicago White Sox on Friday afternoon in Cleveland.

Bring it on!

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