Cleveland’s Kluber pitches 2 sharp innings in loss to Giants

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) – Cleveland ace Corey Kluber struck out three in two perfect innings in the Indians’ 6-2 spring loss to the San Francisco Giants on Saturday.

The 2014 AL Cy Young Award winner is lined up to start for the Indians on opening day.

San Francisco shortstop Brandon Crawford went 0 for 3 while serving as the designated hitter for the split-squad. Crawford has yet to play in the field, with manager Bruce Bochy easing his regulars into games.

Junior Arias had two hits and scored two runs for the Giants. Chris Stratton allowed four hits in two scoreless innings.

Josh Tomlin, who is competing for the fifth spot in the Indians’ rotation, pitched two innings after Kluber departed. He was charged with two runs and four hits.

(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s