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Rangers Upend the Indians 7-3 in Surprise, AZ in Spring Training Action

Thursday afternoon the Indians fell to Texas by a score of 7-3 on the road at Surprise Stadium.

Tribe catcher Eric Haase drove in a pair of runs with a 1st-inning single, while center fielder Trayce Thompson connected for his second home run of the spring off Rangers southpaw Drew Smyly – a solo shot in the 3rd inning.

Haase (.364, 8-22, 10 RBI) and Thompson (.308, 12-39, 8RBI) are both hitting above .300 for the spring, while RF Jordan Luplow is heating up, as he’s 5-for-his-last-14 (.357) after collecting one of the Tribe’s 10 hits.

Mike Clevinger had a tough outing, lasting four innings, but allowing eight hits, four runs, three of which were earned with two walks, four K’s and a homer.

Adam Cimber, Brad Hand and Jon Edwards each chipped in one scoreless inning of relief.

Cimber lowered his Cactus League ERA to 0.90 over 11 games (10.0IP, 3R-1ER), while Edwards has not allowed a run across 9 appearances (8.2IP, 5H, 2BB, 10SO).

On Friday night, the Indians will host the Chicago Cubs for a 9:05pm Cleveland start at Goodyear Ballpark.

Corey Kluber will make his third spring start, and the game will be televised on SportsTime Ohio and available via webcast on Indians.com.

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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