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San Francisco (8-9)010000002370
Cleveland (13-8) «100010002480

Indians 4, Giants 3

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - The largest crowd in the five-year history of Goodyear Ballpark watched fireworks during and after the Indians' 4-3 win.

Asdrubal Cabrera and Jason Giambi each homered to lead Cleveland to a 4-3 win over a Giants split squad on Saturday night.

Cabrera, recently returned from the World Baseball Classic, hit his first spring home run off Double-A pitcher Chris Heston. Giambi, a non-roster invitee, hit his second home run off Jake Dunning.

The Indians held a 2-1 lead going into the ninth.

Carlos Carrasco, one of three Cleveland pitchers competing for the last spot in the rotation, pitched five innings. The right-hander allowed one run and two hits, striking out five before a Goodyear Ballpark record crowd of 11,023.

"I feel really good. It was the first time I've pitched five innings in a year and a half," said Carrasco, who rehabbed the entire 2012 season after reconstructive elbow surgery in September 2011. "I threw just fastballs and sliders and tried to keep the ball down. I am more aggressive now than in the beginning of spring training. I'm finding my delivery."

Cleveland manager Terry Francona saw a lot to like in Carrasco's outing.

"That was by far his best outing," Francona said. "He had six strikeouts and he still only threw 55 pitches. He was efficient. He attacked the strike zone, especially with his fastball. That was impressive tonight."

Roger Kieschnick doubled twice and scored two runs for the Giants, including the game-tying run in the ninth. Kieschnick hopes to put together a full season at Fresno this season. He is making an impression on Giants' manager Bruce Bochy.

"It was a good game for him. It was a big double there in the ninth," Bochy said. "We just have to keep him healthy. That's the key for him. He has a lot of talent and worked hard this spring."

Brock Bond greeted Matt Albers with a triple and scored on a sacrifice fly by Ricky Oropesa.

Delvi Cid's two-out triple capped a game-winning, two-run rally for Cleveland. Giants reliever Mitch Lively walked Quincy Latimore with two outs. Omir Santos singled and they both scored on Cid's triple.

"It's fun to win," Francona said. "Putting a kid (Cid) up there in a situation like that, I'm sure he had a good heartbeat. It's probably terrific for his development, let alone it kind of gave us a little bit of fun to watch.

Heston pitched four innings, allowing Cabrera's home run. He walked one and struck out one.

Left-handed pitcher Dan Runzler, trying to win a spot in the Giants' bullpen, pitched one inning. He allowed one hit and struck out one. Runzler has allowed one run in seven innings this spring, dropping his ERA to 1.29.

Lou Marson returned to the Indians after suffering flulike symptoms early in the week.

NOTES: The Giants have two players and a coach still participating in the World Baseball Classic. Angel Pagan is hitting .391 with two doubles, a triple and two RBIs for Puerto Rico. RHP Santiago Casilla is with the Dominican Republic. Hitting coach Hensley Meulens is managing the Netherlands. ... The Giants other squad lost to Aroldis Chapman and the Cincinnati Reds this afternoon, 7-6. Marco Scutaro hit a single and walked in three plate appearances. Scutaro returned from Team Italy of the WBC. Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings, allowing one run. ... Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched in a Triple-A minor league game this afternoon. The right-handed pitcher is competing to be the Indians' fifth starter. Scott Kazmir also is competing for the spot and is expected to pitch four innings in a Triple-A game against Texas on Sunday. Carrasco is also being considered. ... The sellout at Goodyear Ballpark was the first for the Indians since 2009.

 
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Players of the Game
San Francisco

R. Oropesa
AB 2
R 0
H 1
HR 0
RBI 2
Cleveland

D. Cid
AB 1
R 0
H 1
HR 0
RBI 2
 
San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gregor Blanco, LF4000031 .189
Nick Noonan, 2B3000100 .179
Joaquin Arias, SS4010000 .226
Roger Kieschnick, RF4220023 .219
Brock Bond, DH4111004 .381
Juan Perez, CF3000031 .172
    Ryan Lollis, CF1000011 .000
Ricky Oropesa, 1B2012110 .294
Wilson Valdez, 3B2000001 .231
    Chris Dominguez, 3B2010011 .500
Jackson Williams, C4010012 .190
Totals33373212  
Batting
2B - Roger Kieschnick 2 (3, Carrasco, Albers), Chris Dominguez (1, Martinez)
3B - Brock Bond (1, Martinez)
SF - Ricky Oropesa (1)
RBI - Brock Bond (5), Ricky Oropesa 2 (5)
2-OUT RBI - Ricky Oropesa (2)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Arias-Oropesa
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chris Heston 4111111 8.10
Jake Dunning 1211101 2.35
Dan Runzler 1100010 1.29
Dan Otero 1200010 3.00
Jean Machi 1000020 2.57
Mitch Lively (BS,1) 0.2222100 5.40
HBP - Reynolds (by Dan Runzler)
Pitches-Strikes - Chris Heston 21-15, Jake Dunning 12-5, Dan Runzler 7-6, Dan Otero 7-7, Jean Machi 7-7, Mitch Lively 8-4
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Heston 5-5, Jake Dunning 2-0, Dan Otero 2-0, Jean Machi 1-0, Mitch Lively 1-1
Batters Faced - Chris Heston 13, Jake Dunning 5, Dan Runzler 5, Dan Otero 5, Jean Machi 3, Mitch Lively 5
Cleveland Indians
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jason Kipnis, 2B3000000 .162
    Cord Phelps, 2B1000002 .281
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS3111010 .318
    Luis Hernandez, SS1000000 .160
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B3010000 .412
    Cedric Hunter, LF-CF1000010 .172
Mark Reynolds, 1B2000000 .367
    Chris McGuiness, PR-1B1000010 .111
Jason Giambi, DH3111002 .192
   a- Juan Diaz, PH-DH1000000 .286
Ryan Raburn, LF-3B2000110 .375
    Ryan Rohlinger, 3B1000000 .111
Matt Carson, CF2000101 .292
    Quincy Latimore, LF0100100 .000
Lou Marson, C2000011 .188
    Omir Santos, C2120000 .333
Ezequiel Carrera, RF3020000 .250
    Delvi Cid, RF10120001.000
Totals3248435  
a-grounded out for Giambi in the 9th
Batting
2B - Ezequiel Carrera (1, Otero)
3B - Delvi Cid (1, Lively)
HR - Asdrubal Cabrera (1, Heston), Jason Giambi (2, Dunning)
RBI - Asdrubal Cabrera (6), Jason Giambi (4), Delvi Cid 2 (2)
2-OUT RBI - Delvi Cid 2 (2)
CS - Ezequiel Carrera (2, 2nd base by Dunning/Williams)
Team LOB - 6
Cleveland Indians
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Carlos Carrasco 5211050 5.54
Nick Hagadone (H,3) 1200120 0.00
Rich Hill (H,2) 1000120 0.00
Matt Albers (H,4) 1111010 10.50
Joe Martinez (BS,2) 1211020 7.71
Pitches-Strikes - Carlos Carrasco 27-27, Nick Hagadone 13-9, Rich Hill 11-7, Matt Albers 6-6, Joe Martinez 9-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Carlos Carrasco 5-5, Nick Hagadone 1-0, Matt Albers 1-1
Batters Faced - Carlos Carrasco 17, Nick Hagadone 6, Rich Hill 4, Matt Albers 4, Joe Martinez 5
Game Information
Attendance - 11023
Game Time - 2:32
Temperature - 82
Umpires - Home - Stephen Barga, First Base - Tony Randazzo, Second Base - Adam Hamari, Third Base - Seth Buckminster