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    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Todd Frazier and Juan Francisco are doing their best to make a case for a roster spot.

    Frazier, Francisco and Ryan LaMarre homered in a five-run eighth inning off reliever Dan Wheeler and the Cincinnati Reds rallied for a 6-5 win over the Cleveland Indians on Friday.

    Frazier and Francisco are competing for the job of backing up veteran Scott Rolen.

    Frazier has minor league options left and Francisco doesn't. But Frazier is a better defensive player and has hit a team-leading five home runs. Francisco was slowed with a calf injury early in camp and was overweight but has hit four home runs, including two in the past two games.

    "They've had a lot of at-bats," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "The final spots are the toughest to make if you have a good team. If you don't have a good team, you don't have as many options."

    With one out, Frazier and Francisco homered. Willie Harris singled and scored on Ryan Ludwick's double. LaMarre's two-run homer capped the rally.

    Frazier has prepared for whatever is decided.

    "I have put things together whether I go to Cincinnati or Louisville," Frazier said. "They haven't told me anything yet."

    Carlos Santana and Asdrubal Cabrera homered off Reds opening day starter Johnny Cueto. Cueto went six innings, allowing two runs and four hits in his last start before opening day.

    "I'm ready for the season," Cueto said. "I've learned from watching Aaron Harang and Edinson Volquez pitch on opening day. I feel like I'm the number one (starter) now, but I have to keep working."

    Jeanmar Gomez left the game with a mildly strained hip after 3 2/3 innings.

    The Cleveland pitcher stretched for a return throw from shortstop Cabrera to complete a double play in the bottom of the fourth inning. He threw two balls to Chris Heisey before he was removed.

    "Gomez was doing very well until that mild hip sprain," Indians manager Manny Acta said. "We didn't want to take any chances with him. He had a little trouble pushing off and looked uncomfortable. This does not eliminate him from fifth spot consideration."

    The fifth spot is between Gomez and Kevin Slowey, who allowed seven earned runs in five innings in a minor league game.

    Gomez is the third Indians pitcher to get hurt in two days. Derek Lowe left his start Thursday with a sore back and David Huff injured his hamstring later in that game.

    Wheeler found out earlier in the day that he made the Indians' opening day roster.

    Notes: RHP Jairo Asencio reported to the Indians camp after he was acquired from Atlanta on Thursday. He will try to earn a bullpen spot by pitching Saturday and Monday. ... Carlos Santana hit his fourth home run of the spring for Cleveland. ... The Reds are down to 12 pitchers, including non roster LHP Jeff Francis, who will start against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday. ... Former Ohio State running back Beanie Wells threw out the first pitch. The pitch from the Arizona Cardinals running back was caught by LaMarre, a University of Michigan graduate.

     
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    Cleveland Indians
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Michael Brantley, CF2000100 .281
       a- Felix Pie, PH-CF2111010 .267
    Jason Kipnis, 2B3000001 .246
        Jose Lopez, 2B-3B1012000 .326
    Asdrubal Cabrera, SS3111010 .231
        Gregorio Petit, SS1000001 .300
    Travis Hafner, DH2010010 .283
        Chad Huffman, PR-DH1000001 .222
    Carlos Santana, C3121000 .190
        Matt Pagnozzi, C1000000 .083
    Casey Kotchman, 1B3000003 .306
       b- Beau Mills, PH-1B1000010 .375
    Jason Donald, LF-3B3000001 .273
       c- Davis Stoneburner, PH-2B1000010 .000
    Jack Hannahan, 3B3010010 .280
        Ryan Spilborghs, PR-LF1100000 .167
    Aaron Cunningham, RF4110000 .205
    Totals3558516  
    a-singled for Brantley in the 7th
    b-struck out for Kotchman in the 8th
    c-struck out for Donald in the 8th
    Batting
    2B - Jose Lopez (4, Joseph)
    HR - Asdrubal Cabrera (1, Cueto), Carlos Santana (4, Cueto)
    RBI - Felix Pie (4), Jose Lopez 2 (9), Asdrubal Cabrera (8), Carlos Santana (9)
    Team LOB - 5
    Fielding
    DP - Kotchman-A. Cabrera-Gomez
    E - Asdrubal Cabrera (2, Misplayed grounder)
    Cleveland Indians
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Jeanmar Gomez 3.2200240 1.37
    Frank Herrmann (H,2) 2.1311000 5.40
    Rafael Perez (H,1) 1000010 4.50
    Dan Wheeler (BS,2; L,2-1) 1555003 11.70
    WP - Jeanmar Gomez (1)
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jeanmar Gomez 5-2, Frank Herrmann 4-3, Rafael Perez 1-1, Dan Wheeler 1-2
    Batters Faced - Jeanmar Gomez 15, Frank Herrmann 10, Rafael Perez 3, Dan Wheeler 8
    Cincinnati Reds
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Brandon Phillips, 2B2000010 .308
       a- Paul Janish, PH-2B2001000 .289
    Zack Cozart, SS2010000 .392
       b- Wilson Valdez, PH-SS1010000 .318
        Billy Hamilton, SS1000000 .000
    Joey Votto, 1B3010011 .222
        Todd Frazier, PR-1B1111000 .280
    Scott Rolen, 3B1010100 .325
       c- Juan Francisco, PH-3B2111002 .184
    Jay Bruce, RF2000002 .333
        Willie Harris, RF2110000 .244
    Chris Heisey, LF1000100 .213
        Ryan Ludwick, LF2111000 .295
    Drew Stubbs, CF2000013 .233
        Ryan LaMarre, CF2112000 .100
    Devin Mesoraco, C3110022 .222
       d- Brian Peacock, PH-C1000000 .000
       e- William Rhinehart, PH1000000 .000
       f- Tucker Barnhart, PH1000000 .000
    Totals33610625  
    a-grounded out for B. Phillips in the 5th
    b-singled for Cozart in the 5th
    c-grounded out for Rolen in the 5th
    d-flied out for Mesoraco in the 8th
    e-flied out for Joseph in the 7th
    f-grounded out for Marshall in the 8th
    Batting
    2B - Ryan Ludwick (3, Wheeler), Devin Mesoraco (5, Herrmann)
    HR - Todd Frazier (5, Wheeler), Juan Francisco (4, Wheeler), Ryan LaMarre (1, Wheeler)
    SH - Johnny Cueto (1)
    RBI - Paul Janish (7), Todd Frazier (12), Juan Francisco (8), Ryan Ludwick (7), Ryan LaMarre 2 (2)
    Team LOB - 6
    Fielding
    PB - Devin Mesoraco (1)
    E - Donnie Joseph (1, Throwing)
    Cincinnati Reds
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Johnny Cueto 6422132 4.95
    Donnie Joseph 1433000 6.75
    Sean Marshall (W,1-0) 1000020 3.60
    Jose Arredondo (S,1) 1000010 4.50
    HBP - Hafner (by Johnny Cueto)
    WP - Johnny Cueto (1)
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Johnny Cueto 9-6, Donnie Joseph 2-1, Sean Marshall 1-0
    Batters Faced - Johnny Cueto 24, Donnie Joseph 7, Sean Marshall 3, Jose Arredondo 3
    Game Information
    Attendance - 3649
    Game Time - 2:51
    Temperature - 86
    Umpires - Home - Cory Blaser, First Base - Clint Fagan, Second Base - David Rackley, Third Base - UMP Nonindividual