INDIANS (12-11-2) 8, ROYALS (14-10-1) 7
HITS: Michael Brantley, Shin-Soo Choo, Carlos Santana and Luis Valbuena all had multihit games. Choo had three hits, including an RBI single that tied the game at seven in Cleveland’s three-run eighth inning. … Reliever Tony Sipp got the win after pitching a scoreless ninth inning and striking out two of the three batters he faced. … Prospect Cord Phelps produced the game-winning hit with an RBI triple in the the ninth that scored pinch runner Jack Hannahan.
MISSES: Carlos Carrasco’s fifth exhibition start did not end well. After allowing just a run over four innings, the right-hander surrendered five in the fifth, as the Royals forged ahead. He pitched for the cycle and allowed a pair of home runs. … Lou Marson went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and is batting .160 (4-for-25) with seven strikeouts in 13 games.
MANAGER’S MOMENT: “Carlos started well, but he kind of hit a wall in that fifth inning,” Acta said. “He was up in the zone and they hit him.”
ATTENDANCE: 2,762 at Goodyear Ballpark.
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