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Brantley leads Indians over Brewers, 10-2

By GARY SCHATZ
Associated Press
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GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Michael Brantley and Jason Kipnis drove in two runs apiece to send the Cleveland Indians to their 18th win of the spring, 10-2 over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday.

Brantley tripled, singled and walked to increase his spring average to .522.

''He is such a good hitter,'' manager Terry Francona said. ''Regardless of what he does opening day. I can see him getting better as he learns the league.''

Kipnis doubled and singled. Lonnie Chisenhall hit his third home run off Brewers starter Yovanni Gallardo. Nick Swisher went deep against Francisco Rodriguez.

The Brewers managed three singles against Justin Masterson, who had his final spring start before opening the season on the mound in Oakland.

''I don't know what the numbers are but Masty came in prepared to haul a lot of innings,'' Francona said.

Carlos Gomez singled and robbed catcher Luke Carlin of an extra-base hit, making a leaping catch against the centerfield wall.

Brewer's minor leaguer Mitch Haniger hit his second home run off Vinnie Pestano.

STARTING TIME

Brewers: Gallardo will be the opening day starter when Milwaukee hosts Atlanta. It will be the Gallardo's fifth opening day start. This final tuneup was Gallardo's sixth start of the spring. He came into the game with a 2.45 ERA in 18 1/3 innings.

Gallardo pitched two innings and three batters into the third. He allowed four runs on six hits and four walks against the Indians.

''I felt good in the bullpen,'' Gallardo said. ''You never want that to happen but if it's going to happen, it's better that it happens in spring training. I honestly felt it was the best the ball was coming out of my hand this spring. I guess I tried to do too much.''

Indians: Masterson pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing one run on three singles and two walks. He struck out five.

''We're as ready as you can be,'' Masterson said. ''You never know until you get there but we're having fun. I hope we can carry it over into game one. I'm always working on stuff. I may have used pitch sequences differently. I like to keep a few things in my back pocket.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: Shortstop Jean Segura has a sore shoulder. He took some at bats in a minor league game. He hasn't played since March 18.

Indians: The Indians 25-man roster is set. Jason Giambi will be added to the 40-man roster and start the season on the disabled list. He was hit by a pitch by Edwin Jackson of the Cubs on March 7. The Indians will put Giambi on the disabled list formally on Sunday.

HOME OPENER

Danny Salazar will make the first home start of the season against Minnesota on April 4. Salazar started spring as the fifth starter as he was brought along slowly by the Indians.

''It just happened to lineup that way,'' Francona said. ''We would have had to move two guys around. That didn't make sense to me.''

''I was surprised,'' said Salazar, who also pitched the final game at Progressive Field in the wild card loss to Tampa Bay. ''It is exciting. I'm ready for it. I started behind the other pitchers so I thought I was fifth until this morning. It will be exciting like the playoff game, just a little less pressure.''

ROTATION FULL

Carlos Carrasco was told he earned the fifth spot in the Indians rotation this morning. The 27-year old made five trips to Cleveland in 2013 bouncing between Triple A Columbus and the majors, his last option year.

He was 1-4 with a 6.75 ERA but played a key role out of the bullpen during the Indians stretch run.

Carrasco competed with Josh Tomlin, Aaron Harang and Trevor Bauer for his place in the rotation.

Tomlin was optioned to Triple-A Columbus.

Tomlin is recovering from elbow reconstruction surgery and has options. The Indians want him to get consistent work rather than working out of the bullpen. Harang was released and signed by the Atlanta Braves. Bauer was sent to Columbus on Monday.

 
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Players of the Game
Cleveland

J. Kipnis
AB 3
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 2
Milwaukee

M. Haniger
AB 2
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
 

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Milwaukee Brewers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Carlos Gomez, CF3010011 .319
   Mitch Haniger, RF2122000 .500
Scooter Gennett, 2B4010010 .222
   Jim Henderson, P0000000 .000
   a-Lucas May, PH1000002 .333
Jonathan Lucroy, C4100002 .218
Khris Davis, LF3000022 .250
   Nick Ramirez, 1B1010000 .333
Mark Reynolds, 3B2000100 .245
   Michael Reed, CF1000001 .000
Lyle Overbay, 1B3011011 .209
   Tyrone Taylor, LF1110000 .200
Jeff Bianchi, SS2000012 .347
   Will Smith, P0000000 .000
   Francisco Rodriguez, P0000000 .000
   b-Irving Falu, PH-3B2010001 .367
Logan Schafer, RF-CF1000100 .340
   Brandon Kintzler, P0000000 .000
   Pete Orr, 2B1000011 .500
Yovani Gallardo, P1000011 .400
   Jose De La Torre, P0000000 .000
   Elian Herrera, SS2000112 .244
Totals3438339  
a-flied out for Henderson in the 9th
b-singled for Rodriguez in the 7th
Batting
2B - Tyrone Taylor (1, Shaw)
HR - Mitch Haniger (2, Pestano)
SH - Logan Schafer (3)
RBI - Mitch Haniger 2 (7), Lyle Overbay (2)
2-OUT RBI - Mitch Haniger (1), Lyle Overbay (1)
Team LOB - 8
Milwaukee Brewers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Yovani Gallardo (L,0-2) 2644411 3.98
Jose De La Torre 1.2322000 7.71
Will Smith 1.1100120 2.25
Francisco Rodriguez 1211011 5.40
Brandon Kintzler 1533000 5.06
Jim Henderson 1000000 6.75
WP - Yovani Gallardo 2 (4)
Pitches-Strikes - Yovani Gallardo 29-13, Jose De La Torre 7-7, Will Smith 13-9, Francisco Rodriguez 7-7, Brandon Kintzler 8-8, Jim Henderson 3-3
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Yovani Gallardo 1-3, Jose De La Torre 1-3, Will Smith 2-0, Francisco Rodriguez 1-1, Jim Henderson 1-2
Batters Faced - Yovani Gallardo 15, Jose De La Torre 7, Will Smith 6, Francisco Rodriguez 5, Brandon Kintzler 8, Jim Henderson 3
Cleveland Indians
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ryan Raburn, LF3010011 .360
   Nyjer Morgan, PR-LF2100012 .205
Nick Swisher, 1B3121100 .304
   Justin Sellers, 2B1111000 .450
Jason Kipnis, 2B3122003 .333
   Elliot Johnson, 2B-3B2011000 .360
Carlos Santana, 3B2210201 .173
   Joe Sever, PR-1B1011000 .500
Michael Brantley, CF2022100 .522
   Matt Carson, PR-CF2000003 .216
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS2011001 .327
   a-Mike Aviles, PH-SS3010011 .311
   Dorssys Paulino, SS0000000 .333
David Murphy, RF4010004 .170
   Jordan Smith, PR-RF1100000 .125
Lonnie Chisenhall, DH4221001 .321
   b-Ryan Rohlinger, PH-DH1000000 .381
Luke Carlin, C3110112 .240
   Eric Haase, C0000000 .000
Justin Masterson, P0000000 .000
   Josh Outman, P0000000 .000
   Vinnie Pestano, P0000000 .000
   Bryan Shaw, P0000000 .000
Totals3910171054  
a-singled for A. Cabrera in the 4th
b-grounded out for Chisenhall in the 8th
Batting
2B - Jason Kipnis (3, De La Torre), Joe Sever (1, Kintzler), David Murphy (3, Kintzler)
3B - Michael Brantley (2, Gallardo)
HR - Nick Swisher (3, Rodriguez), Lonnie Chisenhall (3, Gallardo)
RBI - Nick Swisher (5), Justin Sellers (3), Jason Kipnis 2 (10), Elliot Johnson (9), Joe Sever (2), Michael Brantley 2 (12), Asdrubal Cabrera (6), Lonnie Chisenhall (9)
2-OUT RBI - Justin Sellers (1), Elliot Johnson (5), Joe Sever (1), Michael Brantley 2 (6)
CS - Asdrubal Cabrera (2, 2nd base by De La Torre/Lucroy)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
DP - Santana-Kipnis-Swisher
E - Justin Sellers (1, Misplayed grounder)
Cleveland Indians
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Justin Masterson (W,4-0) 5.2311250 1.09
Josh Outman (H,3) 1.1100020 3.24
Vinnie Pestano (H,2) 1211011 7.36
Bryan Shaw 1211110 3.38
Pitches-Strikes - Justin Masterson 37-29, Josh Outman 10-10, Vinnie Pestano 7-7, Bryan Shaw 11-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Justin Masterson 5-6, Josh Outman 3-0
Batters Faced - Justin Masterson 21, Josh Outman 6, Vinnie Pestano 5, Bryan Shaw 6
Game Information
Attendance - 3446
Game Time - 3:07
Temperature - 75
Umpires - Home - Scott Mahoney, First Base - Dan Bellino, Second Base - Alex Ortiz, Third Base - John Tumpane