The Indians (6-10-2) fell to the Cincinnati Reds, 8-6, in Goodyear Ballpark on Thursday.
JASON KIPNIS homered for the second time in as many days, connecting for a 3-run shot in the 4-run 3rd inning off Reds starter ROBERT STEPHENSON. TYLER NAQUIN went 2-for-4 with a run scored, triple and RBI to raise his spring average to .452. SS ERIK GONZALEZ also connected for 2 hits on the day. On the mound, starter DANNY SALAZAR (4.0IP, 5H, 5R/ER) allowed 3 home runs. JOE THATCHER, ROSS DETWILER & JEFF MANSHIP tossed scoreless innings during their relief stints.
On Friday, March 18th the Indians will take on the Oakland A’s in Goodyear Ballpark at 1:05 PM MT/4:05 PM ET. RHP JOSH TOMLIN starts for Cleveland against RHP JESSE HAHN for the Athletics .