The Tribe snapped a three game win streak, falling to the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Friday night at Goodyear Ballpark.
The Giants managed one-run innings in the 2nd and 7th and the Indians offense was silent, managing just four hits in the setback to fall to 7-7.
Jefry Rodriguez made his first start of the spring, allowing one run (earned) on one hit in two innings of work with a walk and strikeout.
Six Tribe relievers followed Rodriguez with closer Brad Hand (1.0IP, 2SO), Alex Wilson (1.0IP, 2H, 2SO), Neil Ramirez (1.0IP, 1H, SO), Dan Otero (1.0IP, 3SO), and Cody Anderson (2.0IP, BB, 3SO) all working scoreless outings.
On the offensive side, Carlos Santana continued to look good at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a pair of singles for two of the Tribe’s four hits.
Jake Bauers (1-for-2) and catcher Time Federowicz (1-for-1) accounted for the other two Tribe hits. Santana is hitting .409 (9-for-22) this spring with four multi-hit performances.
The Indians will be back at it on Saturday as they face the Colorado Rockies for the second time this spring with a 3:05pm first pitch at Goodyear Ballpark.
Shane Bieber (0-1, 1.80 ERA) will make his third start of Cactus League play and will oppose German Marquez (0-0, 5.40 ERA) of the Rockies. The contest will be broadcast on WTAM 1100 and the Indians Radio Network.