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    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - If Shelley Duncan was nervous under the watchful eye of his father, it didn't show.

    Duncan, playing in front of his father - former pitching coach Dave Duncan - for the first time since he was in college more than a decade ago, drove in two runs to help the Cleveland Indians beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Monday.

    "He had some good at-bats," Indians manager Manny Acta said of the 32-year-old Duncan, who is trying to win a starting job in the majors for the first time.

    Arizona starter Joe Saunders left after being hit on the left shin by a line drive off the bat of Carlos Santana in the first inning. The left-hander said he was taken out as a precaution.

    Duncan singled home Santana from second base off Saunders' replacement Joe Martinez. Duncan later scored on Ryan Spilborghs' single and got an RBI in the fourth on a bases-loaded walk as Cleveland broke a five-game losing streak.

    Duncan admitted that playing while being watched by his father and retired St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa probably would give him some butterflies.

    "It's great. It's family time," Shelley Duncan said. "Anytime you can have him here is special."

    It was also a special day for Dave Duncan to see his son, who hit 11 homers in each of the past two seasons in a part-time role with Cleveland:

    "I think it is really neat," he said. "I'm excited that he's getting more opportunity to play."

    Shelley has two homers and a team-leading eight RBIs this spring.

    LaRussa retired after managing St. Louis to the World Series title last fall. Duncan, his longtime pitching coach, is on a leave of absence from the Cardinals to be with his wife, who had a brain tumor removed in August.

    "She's doing good and responding to treatment," he said.

    Duncan's wife missed the game to go shopping for baby clothes with her daughter-in-law, who is expecting twins.

    Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez allowed one run and three hits in three innings - the best of his three spring outings.

    "He was much better, especially with his breaking pitches," Acta said.

    Jason Kubel and Willie Bloomquist drove in runs for Arizona.

    Saunders got two quick outs before Santana lined a shot up the middle. Saunders scrambled after the ball and threw wildly to first, sending Santana to second on the infield hit and error.

    "I should have made the throw," Saunders said. "Catching it was another story. You see it and say, `This is either going to hit me or go through my legs.' You have no chance to react.

    "It hit me in the side of the shin. If it was in the front, I would have been toast. They will check me (Tuesday). It is probably a bone bruise and is going to be sore."

    NOTES: Indians OF Felix Pie and 1B Casey Kotchman are day-to-day. Kotchman missed his second game with tightness in his lower back. Pie was dizzy after he ran into an outfield wall on Sunday. "Kotchman is much better, but Pie had a little soreness on the left side of his neck," Acta said. ... Indians All-Star closer Chris Perez, out since Feb. 23 because of a strained left oblique, played catch from 120 feet. So did RHP Carlos Carrasco, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery. Perez threw much harder than Carrasco and said he felt great. ... Cleveland LHP Rafael Perez (sore shoulder) threw a bullpen session and reported no problems. ... Ex-Indians RHP Jensen Lewis, struck out one in a perfect inning for Arizona. ... Diamondbacks CF Chris Young went 2 for 2 with a stolen base. He is 6 for 12 with two homers this spring.

     
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    Arizona Diamondbacks
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Willie Bloomquist, SS3121111 .250
        Ryan Budde, C1000001 .000
    Ryan Roberts, DH3000014 .211
       a- David Winfree, PH-DH2000004 .308
    Jason Kubel, LF2001000 .158
        Marc Krauss, LF3000032 .235
    Chris Young, CF2020000 .500
       b- A.J. Pollock, PH-CF2010000 .308
    Geoff Blum, 3B2000112 .182
        Matt Davidson, 3B2000011 .167
    Paul Goldschmidt, 1B3000113 .167
        Ryan Wheeler, 1B1000011 .300
    Rusty Ryal, 2B2110001 .357
        Taylor Harbin, 2B1000000 .000
    Henry Blanco, C2000102 .182
        Chris Owings, SS1010000 .375
    Adam Eaton, RF4020003 .214
    Totals3629249  
    a-flied out for Roberts in the 6th
    b-grounded out for Young in the 7th
    Batting
    2B - Willie Bloomquist (1, Jimenez), Chris Young (2, Jimenez)
    RBI - Willie Bloomquist (1), Jason Kubel (1)
    SB - Chris Young (1, 2nd base off Jimenez/Santana), Rusty Ryal (1, 2nd base off Wheeler/Pagnozzi)
    Team LOB - 13
    Fielding
    DP - Ryal-Bloomquist-Goldschmidt
    E - Joe Martinez (1, Throwing), Joe Saunders (1, Throwing)
    Arizona Diamondbacks
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Joe Saunders 0.2111010 10.13
    Joe Martinez (BS,1; L,0-1) 2.1511110 6.75
    Zach Kroenke 1211120 4.15
    Bryan Shaw 1000000 9.00
    Joe Paterson 1000020 0.00
    Jensen Lewis 1000010 0.00
    Evan Marshall 1200010 6.75
    HBP - Santana (by Zach Kroenke)
    Pitches-Strikes - Joe Saunders 5-5, Joe Martinez 18-14, Zach Kroenke 14-9, Bryan Shaw 3-3, Joe Paterson 7-7, Jensen Lewis 5-5, Evan Marshall 7-7
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Joe Saunders 1-0, Joe Martinez 5-1, Bryan Shaw 2-1, Joe Paterson 1-0, Evan Marshall 1-1
    Batters Faced - Joe Saunders 3, Joe Martinez 13, Zach Kroenke 7, Bryan Shaw 3, Joe Paterson 3, Jensen Lewis 3, Evan Marshall 5
    Cleveland Indians
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Michael Brantley, CF3000013 .375
        Ezequiel Carrera, CF2000012 .176
    Jason Kipnis, 2B2000112 .267
        Cord Phelps, 2B1000000 .000
    Carlos Santana, C2110001 .167
        Matt Pagnozzi, C1000010 .000
    Shelley Duncan, DH3112100 .250
    Russ Canzler, 1B3020013 .368
        Jose Lopez, 1B1000000 .455
    Ryan Spilborghs, RF3011000 .143
        Chad Huffman, RF1000000 .000
    Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B4010001 .286
    Aaron Cunningham, LF3110013 .294
        Trevor Crowe, LF1000011 .167
    Jason Donald, SS3020010 .235
        Gregorio Petit, SS1010000 .250
    Totals34310328  
    Batting
    2B - Aaron Cunningham (2, Kroenke)
    RBI - Shelley Duncan 2 (8), Ryan Spilborghs (2)
    2-OUT RBI - Shelley Duncan 2 (5), Ryan Spilborghs (1)
    Team LOB - 10
    Fielding
    E - Jose Lopez (2, Missed catch of throw)
    Cleveland Indians
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Ubaldo Jimenez (W,1-2) 3311210 6.00
    Joe Smith (H,2) 1000010 4.50
    Vinnie Pestano (H,2) 1100130 0.00
    Dan Wheeler (H,1) 1211110 21.00
    Nick Hagadone (H,2) 2200010 1.80
    Jeremy Accardo (S,1) 1100020 2.25
    HBP - Young (by Ubaldo Jimenez), Ryal (by Joe Smith)
    WP - Nick Hagadone (1)
    Pitches-Strikes - Ubaldo Jimenez 26-16, Joe Smith 6-5, Vinnie Pestano 14-10, Dan Wheeler 11-7, Nick Hagadone 11-10, Jeremy Accardo 8-8
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ubaldo Jimenez 2-6, Joe Smith 1-1, Nick Hagadone 2-3
    Batters Faced - Ubaldo Jimenez 15, Joe Smith 4, Vinnie Pestano 5, Dan Wheeler 6, Nick Hagadone 8, Jeremy Accardo 4
    Game Information
    Attendance - 5334
    Game Time - 2:54
    Temperature - 82
    Umpires - Home - Doug Eddings, First Base - Al Porter, Second Base - David Rackley, Third Base - Clint Fagan