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Indians and Reds Play to 9-9 Tie in Goodyear, Kluber Gives Up Five in 3.2 Innings

The Indians and Reds played to a 9-9 tie on Sunday afternoon in a St. Patrick’s Day battle at Goodyear Ballpark, as the Tribe scored four times in the ninth to tie the game.

Corey Kluber had three very good innings, then struggled in the fourth as the Reds scored five runs, with Yasiel Puig hitting a grand slam.

On the day Kluber went 3.2 innings, allowing five earned runs on six hits with three K’s and two walks.

The Reds as a team pounded three homers in the tie.

The Indians offense was led by catcher Eric Haase, who was 1-for-2, with a double and two runs batted in.

Jordan Luplow was 1-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI. Carlos Santana (2-for-3, 2B, R) tallied his fifth multi-hit game of the spring to raise his Cactus League average to .405 (15-37, 2 2B, 3HR, 9RBI, 9R).

Greg Allen added an RBI-triple and is now batting .419 (13-31).

Relief pitcher Nick Wittgren fanned 3 across a pair of scoreless frames out of the Tribe bullpen – his sixth consecutive scoreless appearance over a span of seven innings.

On Monday at Goodyear Ballpark, the Indians will host the San Diego Padres for a 4:05pm first pitch.

Trevor Bauer will make his fifth start of the spring against righty Chris Paddack for the Padres.

Monday’s game will be available via webcast on

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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