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Indians Take on the Angels as Clevinger Gets the Start, Tribe Starting Nine

Friday the Tribe were 5-2 losers in Surprise, Arizona to the Texas Rangers, as Carlos Carrasco made his second spring start, going 4.2 innings, striking out six allowing three runs, all earned.

The offense got two late runs with Trayce Thompson hitting a solo homer to left in the eighth inning, and Ryan Flaherty singled and scored on a ground out in the 9th.

Today the Indians are at Tempe Diablo Stadium for a 4:05pm meeting with the Los Angeles Angels, as Mike Clevinger gets the start for the Tribe.

Clevinger is 1-0 this season with a 3.18 ERA.

The matchup against the Angels will be broadcast on SportsTime Ohio and across the Indians Radio Network, including WTAM in Cleveland.

Here’s the Indians starting nine:

Hanley Ramirez DH
Roberto Perez C
Jake Bauers 1B
Jordan Luplow LF
Tyler Naquin RF
Oscar Mercado CF
Ryan Flaherty 2B
Max Moroff SS
Eric Stamets 3B

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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