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Cleveland at Cincinnati

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    Cleveland6
    Cincinnati6

    Indians 6, Reds 6

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    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Scott Rolen's shoulder looked just fine. Mike Leake appeared to be a little rusty.

    Rolen went 2 for 2 in his return from shoulder surgery that caused him to miss the final two months of last season, and the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians played a 6-6, nine-inning tie Saturday in their spring training opener.

    Rolen is a seven-time All-Star, including 2010 and 2011. But the 36-year-old didn't play after July 20 last year and had arthroscopic surgery Aug. 3 to remove bone spurs and fragments from a joint in his left shoulder.

    Leake, competing for a spot in the Reds' rotation, started for Cincinnati and allowed two runs - one earned - and four hits in two innings.

    "Leake wasn't as sharp as he usually is," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "I don't worry about Leakie. His pitches weren't up, but they were down the middle."

    Cleveland starter David Huff, among four candidates for the fifth slot in the Indians rotation, allowed three hits in two scoreless innings.

    "I'm not thinking about fifth spot. I'm just thinking about attacking the hitter and making good pitches," Huff said.

    Michael Brantley, expected to move from left field to center to fill in for injured Grady Sizemore, doubled leading off the game for Cleveland and also singled in a 2-for-3 afternoon. Cleveland built a 4-0 lead in the first three innings against Leake and Ron Mahay, but the Reds tied it with four runs in the fourth off Frank Herrman.

    Joey Votto, the 2010 NL MVP, doubled to start the inning against Herrman, who is trying to earn a spot in Cleveland's bullpen after splitting time between the Indians and Triple-A Columbus last year. Jay Bruce had an RBI infield single, Drew Stubbs hit a two-run double and Devin Mesoraco, a 2007 first-round pick in 2007 who made it to the majors last season, tied it with a single.

    "What got Herrman in trouble was the lefthanders Votto and Jay Bruce," Cleveland manager Manny Acta said. "He wasn't able to retire them. Then there was a ball blooped in there and a ground ball got past (Jason) Kipnis. "It's the first day that's part of it."

    Neftali Soto homered in the fifth against Robinson Tejeda for a 5-4 Reds' lead.

    "He works hard," Baker said of Soto, a possible Reds' first baseman of the future. "He's improved a lot. We promoted him to Louisville at the end of last year. He hit 31 home runs and he missed a month."

    Cleveland went ahead in the ninth on Juan Diaz's popped single and an error by shortstop Paul Janish.

    Todd Frazier helped his chances to earn a utility spot with the Reds with a solo homer with one out in the bottom half against Chen Lee.

     
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    Cleveland Indians
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Michael Brantley, CF3120001 .667
        Felix Pie, CF2000001 .000
    Asdrubal Cabrera, SS3000002 .000
        Juan Diaz, SS2011000 .500
    Shin-Soo Choo, RF3000023 .000
        Thomas Neal, RF2001010 .000
    Carlos Santana, C2111000 .500
        Luke Carlin, C2010001 .500
    Travis Hafner, DH2110010 .500
       a- Shelley Duncan, PH-DH1000000 .000
    Casey Kotchman, 1B3021002 .667
        Matt LaPorta, 1B1000000 .000
    Jason Kipnis, 2B11110001.000
        Cord Phelps, 2B2000010 .000
    Ryan Spilborghs, LF1000001 .000
        Fred Lewis, LF1100110 .000
    Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B2011000 .500
        Jose Lopez, 3B21200001.000
    Totals35612616  
    a-flied out for Hafner in the 8th
    Batting
    2B - Michael Brantley (1, Leake), Casey Kotchman (1, Mahay), Jose Lopez (1, Arredondo)
    SF - Carlos Santana (1), Jason Kipnis (1)
    SH - Ryan Spilborghs (1)
    RBI - Juan Diaz (1), Thomas Neal (1), Carlos Santana (1), Casey Kotchman (1), Jason Kipnis (1), Lonnie Chisenhall (1)
    Team LOB - 7
    Fielding
    Outfield Assists - Ryan Spilborghs 1
    DP - Chisenhall-Kipnis
    E - Jose Lopez (1, Misplayed grounder)
    Cleveland Indians
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    David Huff 2300010 0.00
    Vinnie Pestano (H,1) 1000010 0.00
    Frank Herrmann (BS,1) 1544010 36.00
    Robinson Tejeda 1111001 9.00
    Jeremy Accardo 1000000 0.00
    Nick Hagadone 1100000 0.00
    Corey Kluber 1100010 0.00
    Chen-Chang Lee (BS,1) 1111021 9.00
    Pitches-Strikes - David Huff 10-10, Vinnie Pestano 5-5, Frank Herrmann 9-9, Robinson Tejeda 7-5, Jeremy Accardo 3-3, Nick Hagadone 4-4, Corey Kluber 6-6, Chen-Chang Lee 13-10
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Vinnie Pestano 1-1, Robinson Tejeda 1-3, Jeremy Accardo 3-0, Nick Hagadone 2-1, Corey Kluber 1-1, Chen-Chang Lee 1-0
    Batters Faced - David Huff 8, Vinnie Pestano 3, Frank Herrmann 7, Robinson Tejeda 5, Jeremy Accardo 3, Nick Hagadone 4, Corey Kluber 4, Chen-Chang Lee 4
    Cincinnati Reds
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Brandon Phillips, 2B2010010 .500
        Wilson Valdez, 2B3000010 .000
    Zack Cozart, SS2000011 .000
        Paul Janish, SS3010010 .333
    Joey Votto, 1B2110001 .500
        Neftali Soto, 1B2111001 .500
    Ryan Ludwick, LF2000001 .000
        Chris Heisey, LF2000010 .000
    Jay Bruce, RF2111000 .500
        Donald Lutz, RF2010001 .500
    Scott Rolen, 3B20200001.000
        Willie Harris, PR-3B2100001 .000
    Drew Stubbs, CF21220001.000
        Denis Phipps, CF2000001 .000
    Devin Mesoraco, C2011002 .500
        Corky Miller, C1000000 .000
        Tucker Barnhart, C1000000 .000
    Dioner Navarro, DH2000010 .000
       a- Todd Frazier, PH-DH2111000 .500
    Totals38612606  
    a-grounded out for Navarro in the 7th
    Batting
    2B - Brandon Phillips (1, Huff), Joey Votto (1, Herrmann), Donald Lutz (1, Kluber), Drew Stubbs (1, Herrmann)
    HR - Neftali Soto (1, Tejeda), Todd Frazier (1, Lee)
    RBI - Neftali Soto (1), Jay Bruce (1), Drew Stubbs 2 (2), Devin Mesoraco (1), Todd Frazier (1)
    2-OUT RBI - Neftali Soto (1)
    SB - Chris Heisey (1, 2nd base off Tejeda/Carlin)
    Team LOB - 5
    Fielding
    Outfield Assists - Jay Bruce 1, Chris Heisey 1
    DP - Janish-Valdez-Soto
    E - Paul Janish (1, Misplayed grounder), Brandon Phillips (1, Misplayed grounder)
    Cincinnati Reds
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Mike Leake 2421010 4.50
    Ron Mahay 1322000 18.00
    Nick Masset 1100010 0.00
    Logan Ondrusek 1000010 0.00
    Jose Arredondo (H,1) 1100020 0.00
    Jordan Smith (H,1) 1100010 0.00
    Clay Zavada (H,1) 1000000 0.00
    Kanekoa Texeira (BS,1) 1222100 18.00
    HBP - Hafner (by Mike Leake)
    Pitches-Strikes - Mike Leake 13-12, Ron Mahay 6-6, Nick Masset 6-6, Logan Ondrusek 5-5, Jose Arredondo 8-8, Jordan Smith 5-5, Clay Zavada 3-3, Kanekoa Texeira 9-5
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mike Leake 2-3, Ron Mahay 1-2, Nick Masset 1-1, Logan Ondrusek 1-1, Jordan Smith 1-0, Clay Zavada 2-1, Kanekoa Texeira 3-0
    Batters Faced - Mike Leake 11, Ron Mahay 6, Nick Masset 4, Logan Ondrusek 3, Jose Arredondo 4, Jordan Smith 3, Clay Zavada 3, Kanekoa Texeira 6
    Game Information
    Attendance - 6430
    Game Time - 2:54
    Temperature - 67
    Umpires - Home - Greg Gibson, First Base - Doug Eddings, Second Base - Mike DiMuro, Third Base - Tony Randazzo