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Bauer Allows Four Homers, Indians Offense Does Enough for 8-5 Win Over Reds

Trevor Bauer allowed four homers in his final spring start, but the Indians offense did more then enough to beat the Cincinnati Reds at Goodyear Ballpark, winning 8-5.

The win for the Tribe puts them at 16-12-3 on the year, all three ties have been with the Reds.

Kevin Plawecki (3-for-4, HR, 4 RBI) finished a single short of a cycle, crushing a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning that provided the final margin.

He also recorded a two-run triple in the three-run 5th frame.

Carlos Santana added three more hits to raise his spring average to .415 and Jake Bauers went 2-for-3 with a triple and RBI.

Bauer had the longest outing of any Tribe pitcher this spring, going 6.2 innings.

The final game in Arizona for the Indians take place Sunday, as the team will travel to Glendale to take on the Chicago White Sox.

Number five starter in the rotation Shane Bieber will start for the Indians.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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