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.