Rangers Rough Up Indians with 9-Run 8th Inning in 11-5 Spring Win Over the Tribe

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It was another tough day in Goodyear for the Indians, as the Tribe fell to the Rangers by a score of 11-5 on Monday afternoon, dropping the team to 0-2-1 in the spring.

The Rangers plated nine runs in the 8th inning to cement victory and hijack an otherwise efficiently-paced contest that had been tied at 1-1 up to that point.

Ben Taylor took the brunt of the beating on the mound for the Indians, allowing seven runs in the 8th inning, getting just a pair of outs in the process.

The Indians got a good day from centerfielder Greg Allen, as he reached based three times in as many plate appearances, picking up a walk and two hits, including his lead-off home run in the first inning.

Second basemen Ernie Clement, a non-roster invitee, added a two-run shot in the 8th, while catcher Eric Haase doubled home a run later in the same frame.

Tribe pitcher Trevor Bauer got his first start of the spring, and pitcher three scoreless innings, while notching a pair of strikeouts.

Right-handers Jon Edwards, Justin Grimm, and Brooks Pounders each followed with a scoreless frame out of the ‘pen, as the Indians held a 1-0 lead entering the 7th.

Tuesday the Indians will travel across town to take on the Colorado Rockies at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale at 1:10 MT/3:10 PM ET.

Lefty Sam Hentges will make his first start of the spring against lefty Kyle Freeland for the Rockies.