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GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Logan Forsythe offers the San Diego Padres many options. Yet, he's trying to leave them with only one choice.
He wants to start.
Forsythe gave the Padres two more reasons to make him a regular: he hit two triples in the same inning of an 11-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday.
"He's ready to play every day," Black said. "He wants to play every day."
Forsythe led off third with a triple to right field off Ubaldo Jimenez and his three-base with two outs off Edward Parades drove in two runs. The Padres scored seven runs in the inning.
Jimenez gave up seven hits and five runs in two-plus innings.
San Diego manager Bud Black sees Forsythe as a starter.
He's been working at second base, third base, shortstop and left field this spring. He was at shortstop Saturday. Forsythe expects to be in the infield with occasional duty in left. But there's a competition at every position.
Chase Headley is the third baseman. Everth Cabrera is Forsythe's chief competition at short. Jedd Gyorko has excelled at second this spring. And it looks as if Carlos Quentin will be San Diego's everyday left fielder.
But with a couple of swings of the bat Saturday, Forsythe reminded Black just how valuable he can be.
At Petco Park in San Diego, he was especially effective. His .313 batting average at home was the highest ever by a hitter with 150 or more at-bats in the ballpark that opened in 2004. He had eight doubles, five homers and a .493 slugging p percentage. Oh yeah, he had two triples, too.
Forsythe led San Diego's 18-hit attack against the Indians, who took a 6-0 lead in the opening inning, roughing up Edinson Volquez, who gave up six runs on six hits in two innings.
It was Volquez's second appearance in spring. He struck out four in two innings on Feb. 25 against Milwaukee.
"He had to work awful hard in a strong inning," Black said. "His velocity was there. I think he's good. It's a good start."
One of the six hits allowed by Volquez was a three-run homer by Ryan Raburn, who signed a minor league contract with the Indians on Jan. 19 after a tough year in Detroit.
"I don't have the luxury of a guaranteed spot," said Raburn, who has four homers this spring and is trying to make the Cleveland's opening-day roster as a utility player. "I'm trying to force them to make a decision.
"I've got something to prove," Rayburn said.
NOTES: Indians manager Terry Francona said right-hander Frank Herrmann saw Los Angeles Angels team physician Dr. Lewis Yocum for a second opinion on his sprained right elbow. The Indians announced Friday that he was out indefinitely. It's believed Herrmann was injured Monday when he allowed four runs on five hits in a 14-10 victory over the Oakland A's at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. Herrmann has been competing for a spot in the Cleveland bullpen. . Indians reliever Joe Smith threw batting practice Saturday morning. Smith has been sidelined by strain to a left abdominal muscle. . The Indians play the Dodgers Sunday at Camelback Ranch in Glendale. Right-hander Corey Kluber is Cleveland's scheduled start. The Dodgers plan to start right-hander Josh Beckett. . The Padres are at home at the Peoria Sports Complex against the White Sox. Left-hander Clayton Richard is San Diego's scheduled starter. The White Sox plan to go with right-hander Jake Peavy.
|Players of the Game|
|San Diego Padres|
|Logan Forsythe, SS||4||1||2||2||0||1||0||.294|
|a- Jeudy Valdez, PH-SS||2||0||0||0||0||1||3||.286|
|Will Venable, RF||3||1||0||0||1||0||1||.188|
|Jonathan Galvez, 2B||2||0||1||0||0||1||0||.417|
|Mark Kotsay, DH||3||2||3||1||0||0||0||.800|
|b- Travis Buck, PH-DH||2||0||1||0||0||1||0||.389|
|c- Edinson Rincon, PH-DH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000|
|Jesus Guzman, LF||2||1||1||1||1||1||1||.308|
|Yeison Asencio, PR-RF||2||1||0||0||0||0||1||.182|
|Kyle Blanks, 1B||3||2||2||0||1||0||2||.500|
|Jason Hagerty, 1B||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.143|
|Cody Ransom, 3B||3||1||3||2||1||0||0||.308|
|Gregorio Petit, PR-3B||1||1||1||1||0||0||0||.250|
|Alexi Amarista, 2B-CF||4||1||1||2||0||1||3||.286|
|John Baker, C||4||0||1||0||0||1||5||.154|
|Eddy Rodriguez, C||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.600|
|Jaff Decker, CF-RF^LF||5||0||1||2||0||2||5||.136|
|a-struck out for Forsythe in the 6th|
|b-struck out for Kotsay in the 5th|
|c-grounded into a double play for Buck in the 9th|
|2B - Travis Buck (2, Hill)|
|3B - Logan Forsythe 2 (2, Jimenez, Paredes)|
|HR - Gregorio Petit (1, Barnes)|
|SF - Alexi Amarista (1)|
|RBI - Logan Forsythe 2 (4), Mark Kotsay (1), Jesus Guzman (2), Cody Ransom 2 (4), Gregorio Petit (1), Alexi Amarista 2 (7), Jaff Decker 2 (4)|
|2-OUT RBI - Logan Forsythe 2 (4), Jaff Decker (2)|
|SB - Jaff Decker (1, 2nd base off Shaw/Jeroloman)|
|Team LOB - 11|
|DP - Amarista-Blanks|
|E - Luke Gregerson (1, Throwing), Cody Ransom (1, Misplayed grounder)|
|San Diego Padres|
|Fautino De Los Santos (H,1)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||6.75|
|Robbie Erlin (BS,1; W,1-0)||2||3||2||1||0||0||0||2.25|
|Luke Gregerson (H,1)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.00|
|Joe Thatcher (H,2)||1||0||0||0||0||2||0||10.80|
|Donn Roach (H,1)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.00|
|Dale Thayer (S,1)||1||1||0||0||0||1||0||0.00|
|HBP - Giambi (by Edinson Volquez)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Edinson Volquez 27-19, Fautino De Los Santos 3-3, Robbie Erlin 11-11, Luke Gregerson 4-4, Joe Thatcher 7-7, Donn Roach 3-3, Dale Thayer 6-6|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Edinson Volquez 2-1, Robbie Erlin 3-4, Luke Gregerson 4-0, Donn Roach 3-0, Dale Thayer 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Edinson Volquez 15, Fautino De Los Santos 3, Robbie Erlin 10, Luke Gregerson 4, Joe Thatcher 3, Donn Roach 3, Dale Thayer 4|
|Drew Stubbs, RF||3||1||0||0||0||1||1||.143|
|Chris McGuiness, RF||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.133|
|Asdrubal Cabrera, SS||3||2||3||0||0||0||0||.357|
|Mike Aviles, SS||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||.273|
|Jason Kipnis, 2B||2||0||0||2||0||0||0||.154|
|Nate Spears, 2B||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||.154|
|Nick Swisher, 1B||3||1||3||1||0||0||0||.385|
|Mike McDade, PR-1B||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||.500|
|Carlos Santana, C||2||1||1||0||1||0||1||.357|
|Brian Jeroloman, C||2||0||0||0||0||1||2||.000|
|Jason Giambi, DH||2||1||0||0||0||1||3||.000|
|a- Yan Gomes, PH-DH||2||0||0||0||0||1||1||.400|
|Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B||3||1||1||2||0||0||0||.357|
|Luis Hernandez, 3B||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.091|
|Ryan Raburn, LF||2||1||1||3||0||0||0||.600|
|Tim Fedroff, LF||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||.250|
|Ezequiel Carrera, CF||3||0||1||0||0||0||1||.167|
|Cedric Hunter, CF||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.071|
|a-struck out for Giambi in the 7th|
|2B - Asdrubal Cabrera (1, Erlin), Nick Swisher (1, Volquez), Mike McDade (2, Thayer)|
|3B - Asdrubal Cabrera (1, Volquez)|
|HR - Ryan Raburn (4, Volquez)|
|SF - Jason Kipnis (1)|
|RBI - Jason Kipnis 2 (2), Nick Swisher (2), Lonnie Chisenhall 2 (5), Ryan Raburn 3 (9)|
|2-OUT RBI - Lonnie Chisenhall 2 (4), Ryan Raburn 3 (6)|
|SB - Asdrubal Cabrera (2, 3rd base off Erlin/Baker), Ezequiel Carrera (3, 2nd base off Volquez/Baker)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|DP - Jimenez-A. Cabrera-Swisher, Hernandez-Spears-McDade|
|E - Jason Kipnis (2, Throwing)|
|Edward Paredes (BS,1)||1||3||2||2||0||0||0||9.00|
|Jerry Gil (L,1-1)||1||0||2||2||3||1||0||5.40|
|HBP - Guzman (by Ubaldo Jimenez)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Ubaldo Jimenez 21-16, Edward Paredes 6-6, Matt Albers 11-11, Jerry Gil 17-5, Bryan Shaw 9-8, Rich Hill 6-6, Scott Barnes 7-7, Matt Packer 3-3|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ubaldo Jimenez 1-2, Edward Paredes 2-1, Matt Albers 1-1, Jerry Gil 2-0, Rich Hill 2-0, Scott Barnes 1-1, Matt Packer 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Ubaldo Jimenez 14, Edward Paredes 6, Matt Albers 7, Jerry Gil 6, Bryan Shaw 4, Rich Hill 4, Scott Barnes 5, Matt Packer 3|
|Attendance - 3408|
|Game Time - 3:21|
|Temperature - 79|
|Umpires - Home - Clint Fagan, First Base - Kerwin Danley, Second Base - Adrian Johnson, Third Base - Lance Barrett|