San Diego at Cleveland

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    Padres 5, Indians 2


    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Dustin Moseley was told to lighten up for a change. He did, and it worked wonders.

    Moseley, loosening the grip on his changeup, pitched three scoreless innings and Will Venable had three hits to help the San Diego Padres beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 Saturday.

    "I thought his stuff was very crisp," Padres manager Bud Black said of Moseley, working his way back from shoulder surgery on Aug 3. "He had command of his fastball. He did all the things you look for in an all-around Dustin Moseley performance."

    Shin-Soo Choo hit his second home run and doubled for Cleveland. Rookie Russ Canzler had an RBI double in the seventh off new Padres closer Huston Street.

    "He had quality at-bats all day," Indians manager Manny Acta said of Choo, who was 2 for 2 with a walk. Choo made three trips to the disabled list last year and hit a career-low .259 with only eight homers.

    Moseley had a career-best 3.30 ERA in 2011, but went only 3-10 in 20 games in his first season in San Diego. He gave up two runs in his first two innings this spring, but was sharp against Cleveland, allowing one hit and striking out three.

    He said a tip from pitching coach Darren Balsley paid off. Balsley thought Moseley was gripping his changeup too tightly.

    "I made a little adjustment and had a much better change because of the lighter grip," the right-hander said. "I bounced some and got some bad swings."

    Indians starter Justin Masterson struck out four and gave up one run and four hits over three innings. That was a marked improvement from his spring debut in which was tagged for six runs and walked three over 1 1-3 innings.

    "I was pounding the zone, exactly on pace," said Masterson, already picked by Acta to start on opening day against Toronto on April 5. "The ball was going where I wanted."

    Masterson said knowing where he stands instead of having to battle for a rotation spot makes it a little more pleasant this spring.

    "I can just come in relaxed and get ready," he said. "I will just continue to make minor adjustments.

    "There's only 30 opening day starters and I take it with humility and pride," he said.

    Venable had a double and two singles, driving in one run. Jesus Guzman, Yonder Alonso and John Baker each had two of San Diego's 14 hits and minor leaguer Andy Parrino hit a solo homer.

    NOTES: Padres SS Jason Bartlett went 0 for 3 in his first spring game after missing time with a sore right knee. "It was good to have J.B. out there, he looked good," Black said. "He'll probably take a day off, then play Monday." ... Indians RHP Chris Perez, out with a strained left oblique, played catch from 105 feet. ... Cleveland has allowed a total of 42 hits and 23 runs in three straight losses. ... Choo reported for duty with a new buzz-style haircut. "It's my Korean military look," Choo said.

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    San Diego Padres
    Will Venable, CF4031010 .357
        Blake Tekotte, CF1000010 .300
    Orlando Hudson, 2B4000014 .083
        Jonathan Galvez, 2B1110000 .571
    Jesus Guzman, LF4120000 .143
        Matt Clark, 1B1010000 .667
    Kyle Blanks, 1B3000011 .200
        Rymer Liriano, RF1011000 .500
    Yonder Alonso, DH4021001 .316
       a- Edinson Rincon, PH-DH1000002 .571
    Jeremy Hermida, RF2000012 .333
        Jaff Decker, RF-LF2000003 .313
    Jason Bartlett, SS3000012 .000
        Andy Parrino, SS2111012 .250
    James Darnell, 3B3110010 .250
        Jedd Gyorko, 3B1000000 .200
    John Baker, C3120010 .400
        Yasmani Grandal, C1000000 .250
    a-lined out for Alonso in the 9th
    2B - Will Venable (2, Masterson)
    HR - Andy Parrino (1, Ambriz)
    RBI - Will Venable (1), Rymer Liriano (2), Yonder Alonso (2), Andy Parrino (1)
    2-OUT RBI - Will Venable (1), Yonder Alonso (2)
    SB - Will Venable (1, 3rd base off Smith/Marson)
    Team LOB - 11
    DP - Gyorko-Galvez-Blanks
    San Diego Padres
    Dustin Moseley (W,1-1) 3100030 3.60
    Juan Oramas (H,1) 2411011 9.00
    Luke Gregerson (H,1) 1000100 6.00
    Huston Street (H,1) 1111120 9.00
    Andrew Cashner (H,2) 1100000 0.00
    Nick Vincent (S,1) 1000000 0.00
    Pitches-Strikes - Dustin Moseley 16-16, Juan Oramas 14-12, Luke Gregerson 6-2, Huston Street 13-8, Andrew Cashner 4-4, Nick Vincent 3-3
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dustin Moseley 3-3, Juan Oramas 2-3, Luke Gregerson 1-1, Andrew Cashner 3-0
    Batters Faced - Dustin Moseley 10, Juan Oramas 10, Luke Gregerson 3, Huston Street 5, Andrew Cashner 4, Nick Vincent 3
    Cleveland Indians
    Felix Pie, CF3010000 .250
        Ezequiel Carrera, CF1000001 .300
    Asdrubal Cabrera, SS3000012 .091
        Juan Diaz, SS1010000 .417
    Shin-Soo Choo, RF2121100 .273
        Chad Huffman, PR-RF1000001 .000
    Carlos Santana, DH3000002 .154
       a- Fred Lewis, PH-DH1000001 .167
    Jose Lopez, 2B3010001 .556
        Gregorio Petit, 2B1000001 .000
    Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B2000021 .333
        Andy LaRoche, 3B1100100 .500
    Russ Canzler, LF3011000 .308
        Trevor Crowe, PR-LF1000000 .000
    Matt LaPorta, 1B4000021 .000
    Lou Marson, C2010000 .375
        Luke Carlin, C1000011 .250
    a-grounded out for Santana in the 8th
    2B - Juan Diaz (2, Cashner), Shin-Soo Choo (1, Moseley), Russ Canzler (1, Street)
    HR - Shin-Soo Choo (2, Oramas)
    RBI - Shin-Soo Choo (3), Russ Canzler (2)
    SB - Trevor Crowe (2, 3rd base off Street/Grandal)
    Team LOB - 6
    E - Lou Marson (1, Throwing)
    Cleveland Indians
    Justin Masterson (L,0-2) 3411040 14.54
    Joe Smith 1321020 6.00
    Vinnie Pestano 1100000 0.00
    Scott Barnes 2200010 0.00
    Hector Ambriz 1111011 2.25
    Jeremy Accardo 1311010 3.00
    HBP - Blanks (by Justin Masterson), Hermida (by Vinnie Pestano)
    Pitches-Strikes - Justin Masterson 22-21, Joe Smith 11-10, Vinnie Pestano 5-4, Scott Barnes 10-10, Hector Ambriz 8-8, Jeremy Accardo 8-8
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Justin Masterson 3-2, Joe Smith 1-0, Scott Barnes 2-3
    Batters Faced - Justin Masterson 14, Joe Smith 6, Vinnie Pestano 5, Scott Barnes 8, Hector Ambriz 4, Jeremy Accardo 6
    Game Information
    Attendance - 4257
    Game Time - 2:43
    Temperature - 73
    Umpires - Home - Jordan Baker, First Base - Tony Randazzo, Second Base - Angel Campos, Third Base - Stephen Barga