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Indians rout Padres 16-4 at U of San Diego

By BERNIE WILSON
AP Sports Writer
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SAN DIEGO (AP) Asdrubal Cabrera and Yan Gomes each hit a three-run homer, Carlos Santana had a solo shot and the Cleveland Indians routed the San Diego Padres 16-4 Friday night at the University of San Diego's Fowler Park.

The Indians batted around in both of the first two innings, scoring seven runs in each frame.

This was the opener of a two-game series at Fowler Park, named for Padres vice chairman Ron Fowler, who donated $10 million for its construction. Fowler is chairman of the board of trustees at USD.

The Indians' first seven batters reached base in the first. Cabrera homered to right off Matt Wisler, one of San Diego's top prospects, and hit an RBI single in the second just ahead of Gomes' homer to right-center.

The Indians had 20 hits and scored all their runs in the first three innings. Once the Padres' major league pitchers took over, they held the Indians scoreless.

Cabrera and Gomes each went 3 for 4.

''Well, this doesn't happen very often - you're playing in a ballpark with a quick infield,'' Indians manager Terry Francona said. ''The ball shot out to right. You get locked in. It doesn't mean that kid can't pitch. We came out swinging and the ball shot through the infield and it carried to right. It played real small to right field.''

STARTING TIME

Indians: Right-hander Zach McAllister struck out six and held San Diego to two runs and three hits in four innings. ''He was throwing the ball real well,'' Francona said. ''High pitch counts. A hard game; a lot of sitting around. That's a good thing because we were swinging the bats. As we get into the season, we want to see 90 pitches in the sixth or seventh. But it's the end of spring. He is strong and there's a lot to build off of.''

Padres: Wisler allowed seven runs and four hits in one inning. ''He was off,'' manager Bud Black said. ''He just couldn't regroup at all. It was a great learning experience for him, pitching against a major league team. It was a good test for him. But hopefully from this test he learned a lot.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: Center fielder Michael Bourn, who will open the season on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring, remained in Arizona. ''He wants to be out there and we appreciate that, but with so many games left to play, that's the component that's so important,'' Francona said. ''We have to let him feel good about himself.''

Francona also said Jason Giambi isn't feeling any pain and will take batting practice in Oakland, where the Indians open the season Monday night. He will be added to the 40-man roster and start the season on the disabled list. He was hit by a pitch from Edwin Jackson of the Cubs on March 7.

Padres: Reliever Dale Thayer was knocked out of the game with a bruised right forearm when he was hit with a one-hopper by Gomes. Center fielder Will Venable was a late scratch when his back acted up.

Before the game, Black said it's a possibility that left fielder Carlos Quentin will go on the disabled list due to a sore left knee. Quentin had surgery on his right knee in September, the third operation on the joint in 18 months. He said he was pain-free going into spring training. RHP Josh Johnson will go on the DL to start the season with a sore forearm. Quentin and Johnson make a combined $17.5 million.

COLLEGE BALLYARD: The Padres let USD host this two-game series because of Fowler's strong ties to the school. He donated $10 million toward construction of the park, which cost $13 million and opened in 2013.

Profits from the two games will be split between the university and the Padres Foundation.

The series is serving as a dry run in case USD hosts an NCAA regional. When the Toreros hosted a regional in 2007, they had to use San Diego State's Tony Gwynn Stadium because their old ballpark didn't have lights. For this series, temporary bleachers increased capacity from 1,700 to 3,000.

Fowler Park has no visitors' clubhouse, so the Indians are using the home clubhouse, which is major league quality. The Padres took batting practice at Petco Park earlier in the day and bused to Fowler Park. They used the visitors' dugout.

The Toreros' most notable athletic product is Kris Bryant, the 2013 Golden Spikes Award winner who was drafted second overall by the Chicago Cubs.

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Players of the Game
San Diego

Y. Alonso
AB 2
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 1
Cleveland

A. Cabrera
AB 4
R 2
H 3
HR 1
RBI 4
 

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Cleveland Indians
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Nyjer Morgan, CF4100105 .213
   Tim Fedroff, LF1000000 .400
Nick Swisher, 1B4220011 .308
   Jerrud Sabourin, 1B2000010 .250
Jason Kipnis, 2B3211121 .352
   Elliot Johnson, 2B2010010 .357
   James Roberts, PR-2B0000000 .000
Carlos Santana, 3B3311200 .186
   Ryan Rohlinger, 3B1000001 .348
Michael Brantley, LF2312110 .521
   Matt Carson, CF1010100 .238
Ryan Raburn, DH4234011 .375
   a-Lonnie Chisenhall, PH-DH2010011 .322
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS4234001 .358
   Luigi Rodriguez, SS2010012 .667
Yan Gomes, C4133000 .255
   Tony Wolters, C2000013 .286
David Murphy, RF3021000 .212
   Tyler Holt, RF1000012 .400
Zach McAllister, P0000000 .000
   Blake Wood, P0000000 .000
   Bryan Shaw, P0000000 .000
   John Axford, P0000000 .000
   Brett Brach, P0000000 .000
Totals45162016611  
a-struck out for Raburn in the 7th
Batting
2B - Luigi Rodriguez (1, Street)
HR - Carlos Santana (3, Gott), Asdrubal Cabrera (1, Wisler), Yan Gomes (3, Boyer)
SF - David Murphy (1)
RBI - Jason Kipnis (12), Carlos Santana (8), Michael Brantley 2 (14), Ryan Raburn 4 (11), Asdrubal Cabrera 4 (10), Yan Gomes 3 (9), David Murphy (5)
SB - Jason Kipnis (1, 2nd base off Wisler/Grandal)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
DP - Santana-Johnson-Sabourin
Cleveland Indians
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zach McAllister (W,2-1) 4322361 5.75
Blake Wood (H,6) 1311120 1.69
Bryan Shaw (H,4) 1100010 3.00
John Axford (H,5) 1000010 1.13
Brett Brach 2211010 3.00
WP - Blake Wood (3)
HBP - Nady (by Brett Brach)
Pitches-Strikes - Zach McAllister 39-27, Blake Wood 14-10, Bryan Shaw 5-5, John Axford 5-5, Brett Brach 11-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Zach McAllister 3-3, Bryan Shaw 1-0, John Axford 1-1, Brett Brach 5-0
Batters Faced - Zach McAllister 18, Blake Wood 7, Bryan Shaw 3, John Axford 3, Brett Brach 9
San Diego Padres
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Everth Cabrera, SS3010020 .276
   Jace Peterson, PR-SS2100012 .167
Seth Smith, RF3011010 .333
   Alberth Martinez, PR-CF2000010 .000
Chase Headley, 3B3000011 .190
   Alberto Gonzalez, 2B2000000 .125
Jedd Gyorko, 2B3110021 .276
   Hunter Renfroe, LF2000010 .000
Yonder Alonso, 1B2121100 .449
   Gabriel Quintana, 3B1110000 .500
Chris Denorfia, DH2000111 .194
   a-Nick Hundley, PH-DH1010000 .351
Tommy Medica, LF0000200 .333
   b-Kyle Blanks, PH-1B2001013 .255
Yasmani Grandal, C3021001 .400
   Rene Rivera, C1000001 .353
Alexi Amarista, CF2000003 .240
   Xavier Nady, RF1000001 .333
Matthew Wisler, P00000001.000
   Blaine Boyer, P0000000 .000
   Trevor Gott, P0000000 .000
   Tim Stauffer, P0000000 .000
   Dale Thayer, P0000000 .000
   Kevin Quackenbush, P0000000 .000
   Huston Street, P0000000 .000
   Christopher Nunn, P0000000 .000
   Alex Torres, P0000000 .000
Totals35494411  
a-doubled for Denorfia in the 8th
b-struck out for Medica in the 5th
Batting
2B - Everth Cabrera (4, Wood), Jedd Gyorko (7, McAllister), Nick Hundley (4, Brach)
HR - Yonder Alonso (3, McAllister)
RBI - Seth Smith (5), Yonder Alonso (5), Kyle Blanks (7), Yasmani Grandal (2)
2-OUT RBI - Yasmani Grandal (2)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
DP - J. Peterson-Gonzalez-Blanks
E - Seth Smith (1, Misplayed grounder)
San Diego Padres
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Matthew Wisler (L,1-1) 1477201 11.91
Blaine Boyer 0.2677201 10.95
Trevor Gott 1.1322121 13.50
Tim Stauffer 1000020 1.93
Dale Thayer 0.2200010 2.08
Kevin Quackenbush 1.1100010 4.50
Huston Street 0.2200020 0.00
Christopher Nunn 1.1100020 0.00
Alex Torres 1100110 7.88
HBP - Brantley (by Matthew Wisler)
Pitches-Strikes - Matthew Wisler 16-7, Blaine Boyer 16-8, Trevor Gott 15-11, Tim Stauffer 7-7, Dale Thayer 6-6, Kevin Quackenbush 7-7, Huston Street 8-8, Christopher Nunn 9-9, Alex Torres 9-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Matthew Wisler 2-1, Blaine Boyer 1-1, Tim Stauffer 1-0, Kevin Quackenbush 1-2, Alex Torres 1-0
Batters Faced - Matthew Wisler 10, Blaine Boyer 10, Trevor Gott 8, Tim Stauffer 3, Dale Thayer 4, Kevin Quackenbush 5, Huston Street 4, Christopher Nunn 5, Alex Torres 4
Game Information
Attendance - 2648
Game Time - 3:24
Temperature - 66
Umpires - Home - Mark Ripperger, First Base - Cory Blaser, Second Base - Sean Barber, Third Base - David Soucy