Giants fall to Tribe with late Grand Slam

SF 7

CLE 11


Winning pitcher: James Hoyt (0-1)

Losing pitcher: Andrew Triggs (0-1)

The San Francisco Giants bats have been stellar their last few games and rightfully so the club has gone 3-2 over their last 5 games. Today they had contributions from up and down their line up and it all started with an Alex Dickerson solo home run in the top of the 2nd inning. It was Dickerson's first Spring Training home run, he finished with 6 last year after coming to the Giants in a trade with the Padres. Brandon Belt added an RBI single in the top of the 5th inning to add to their 2-0 lead. The Giants lost their 2-0 lead but going into the top of the 6th inning, Zach Green launched his 3rd Spring home run to give the Giants a 5-3 lead, Green finished with 25 last year while in the minors. Darin Ruf continued his wonderful Spring with a triple and later scored in the top of the 7th, has 7 hits in his last 8 at-bats which include 2 home runs, a triple, and 3 doubles. Starter Trevor Oaks pitched 3 shutout innings with 2 hits allowed and struck out 3 batters.

The Cleveland Indians fought back a couple of times during today's ballgame. They trailed 2-0 going into the bottom of the 5th, Bradley Zimmer doubled in Domingo Santana who opened the inning with a single and went to 3rd on a wild pitch. Greg Allen hit a sacrifice fly to score Zimmer which tied the game at 2-2 as Cesar Hernandez doubled and Carlos Santana walked. Francisco Lindor doubled in the go-ahead run to give Cleveland a 3-2 lead. The Indians trailed 7-5 in the bottom of the 8th but it wasn't before they made it a 6-run inning to put the Giants in their rearview mirror. The inning was capped by a Tyler Krieger Grand Slam which gave Cleveland an 11-7 lead, it was his first Spring Training home run. Indian's starter Aaron Civale pitched 3 innings, allowed 1 run off 1 hit with 1 walk and struck out 6 batters on the day.

San Francisco will put out Johnny Cueto tomorrow as he on pace to be the team's Opening Day starter. He will face Tyler Chatwood and the Chicago Cubs.

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