Indians Win Both Games of Split Squad Action

The Tribe rallied back from multiple deficits to take down the Giants, 11-7, at Goodyear Ballpark on Monday afternoon. The Indians trailed for a majority of the contest, taking a brief lead in the 5th and ultimately winning the game in the 8th on a 2-out grand slam from 3B Tyler Krieger (1-for-2, HR, 4RBI, R). 

The Giants jumped out to an early 2-0 lead before the Indians got on the board with a 3-run 5th inning thanks to a RBI-double by CF Bradley Zimmer (2-for-3, 2B, RBI, R), a sac-fly from RF Greg Allen (0-for-1, RBI, R) and a RBI-double from SS Francisco Lindor (1-for-3, 2B, RBI). San Francisco retook the lead with a 3-run 6th and extended the lead to 6-3 before the Tribe battled back once again, plating 2 runs on a RBI-double from 1B Wilson Garcia (1-for-2, 2B, 2RBI, R). In the 8th, Cleveland tied the game at 7 runs apiece on RBI-doubles from C Giljegiljaw Kungkuan (1-for-2, 2B, RBI, R) and LF Trenton Brooks (1-for-1, 2B, RBI, R) before Krieger put the exclamation mark on the game with his first home run of the spring.

RHP Aaron Civale (3.0IP, 1H, HR, R/ER, BB, 6SO) made his second start of the spring working 3.0 innings of one-run ball while striking out 6 of the 11 batters he faced. LHP Brad Hand (1.0IP, 1H, BB, SO) and LHP Kyle Nelson (1.0IP, 1H, 2SO) both turned in scoreless innings of work.

The Indians defeated the Los Angeles Angels, 11-10, in Tempe Diablo Stadium in a laborious, 3:50 affair in front of 5,873 fans.

RF Franmil Reyes continues to terrorize the Cactus League, connecting for his fourth and fifth home runs while driving in four, upping his spring average to .444 (12-for-27) with nine extra-base hits and 11 RBI. SS Yu Chang knocked out a pair of hits, including a two-run homer in the fifth inning. Daniel Johnson came off the bench to relieve Reyes in RF and also recorded his first hits of the spring.  LHP Logan Allen started (2ER/2.0 IP) and RHP Phil Maton, LHP Anthony Gose and RHP Henry Martinez were impressive in relief.

The Indians have a scheduled off day on Tuesday before returning to Goodyear Ballpark on Wednesday to take on the Kansas City Royals. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05PM AZ/4:05PM ET and will showcase scheduled Opening Day starter for the Tribe RHP Shane Bieber (1-0, 0.00) taking on RHP Brady Singer (0-0, 4.76) of the Royals. Fans can follow along with the broadcast on WTAM 1100 and the Indians Radio Network   

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