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5 Notes from Tribe’s 6-5 Loss to Brewers

The Tribe lost yet again in Cactus League play on Sunday, falling 6-5 to the Brewers.

There were some positives to take away from it. So let’s start with those in today’s edition of “Five Notes from Spring Training.”

1. Three Home Runs

The Tribe’s bats came to life on Sunday, as three Indians homered.

Mike Napoli and Joey Butler both hit two-run shots, and Collin Cowgill hit a solo home run.

It was the first home run for each of the players this Spring.

Napoli is expected to be a fixture in the middle of the lineup in 2016, but Cowgill and Butler are both competing for a spot on the 25-Man Roster.

2. Carrasco Off to a Nice Start

Carlos Carrasco made his 2016 Cactus League Debut, pitching two shutout innings.

The right-hander allowed one hit and struck out one.

3. Lindor Reaches Base Three Times

Shortstop Francisco Lindor singled and drew two walks on Sunday.

Lindor hit second in the lineup in 2015, but the injury to Michael Brantley could mean he will take over in the three spot of the lineup in 2016.

Perhaps lead-off is an option, as well?

4. Cody Anderson Up and Down

It was a mixed bag for Anderson, who pitched two innings and allowed two runs in his second appearance of Spring Training.

Along with his two earned runs allowed, he struck out three batters. So at least it wasn’t all bad.

Anderson now owns a 4.50 ERA through four innings pitched in two appearances.

5. Still No Wins

The Tribe’s 6-5 loss now makes them 0-4-2 in Cactus League Action.

Hopefully the Tribe can get in the win column Monday afternoon against the Dodgers, when Danny Salazar toes the rubber. First pitch is set for 3:05 PM.

Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio. Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.

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