Indians Game Information, February 25

CLEVELAND INDIANS (4-0-0) at OAKLAND ATHLETICS (1-1-0)
RHP Justin Masterson (0-0, —) vs. LHP Andrew Werner (0-0, —)
First Pitch: 3:05 p.m. (ET)
TV: N/A    Radio: Indians.com

INDIANS HOME OPENER SELLS OUT IN 6 MINUTES: The Cleveland Indians 2013 Home Opener on April 8 at 4:05 p.m. against the New York Yankees is officially SOLD OUT, marking the 21st consecutive home opener sellout and the 20th at Progressive Field, which opened in 1994….the game sold out in 6 minutes, one of the fastest sellouts in Indians history…since 2009 when the Indians moved the public on-sale date to Spring, Opening Day sellouts have become official on March 30 (2009), April 8 (2010), March 24 (2011) and March 15 (2012), another reflection of the heightened attention for 2013….fans wanting to attend 2013 Opening Day — which marks the Indians’ 113th year as a charter member of the American League — still can secure tickets by purchasing full-season ticket packages, which offer the best value and greatest savings over single-game ticket prices.

SINGLE-GAME TICKETS ON SALE TODAY: Single-game tickets went on-sale to the public today at 10 a.m…fans can call 216-420-HITS or log on to http://www.Indians.com…in addition to avoiding long walkup lines at higher-demand games, fans who buy tickets in advance, online and use FanPass paperless ticketing options can save up to 20% over the price of single-game tickets bought on game day…fans still can opt for paper tickets, but the Indians’ FanPass technology – while also offering a cheaper option than paper tickets — allows ticket buyers to easily and securely manage and distribute tickets online and use their credit cards as entry into the ballpark.

INDIANS TO HOST SELECT-A-SEAT EVENT SAT., MARCH 16: For fans interested in season, group or party-area tickets for the 2013 season, the Indians will hold a select-a-seat event at Progressive Field on Saturday, March 16…the event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and offers fans the ability to test drive available seats and an autographed Indians player photo for every season or group ticket purchase…seats still are available for the remainder of the Indians’ first homestand, which continues with 3 games against the Yankees April 9-11 at 7:05 p.m., 3 against the Chicago White Sox (April 12, 7:05 p.m.; April 13, 4:05 p.m.; April 14, 1:05 p.m.) and 3 against the Boston Red Sox (April 16-18, 7:05 p.m.).

ATHLETICALLY SPEAKING: The Indians will play the Oakland Athletics in the first of 2 spring meetings today in Phoenix – this will be the first spring match-up between the two clubs since March 14, 2011…the Tribe will also face the A’s in Goodyear on March 26…the Indians are 4-3 against A’s since rejoining the Cactus League in 2009 and are 222-258 all-time in regular season play…the Tribe beat the Athletics just twice in 10 meetings last season…the two teams will meet each other 7 times in 2013 with 4 contests at Progressive Field (May 6-9) and 3 games in Oakland (Aug. 16-18).

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Today’s Lineups:
 

Bourn CF
Raburn 3B
Brantley LF
Giambi DH
McGuiness 1B
Phelps 2B
Carrera RF
Diaz SS
Marson CA
Masterson P

Crisp CF
Lowrie 2B
Reddick RF
Cespedes DH
Moss 1B
Nakajima SS
Jaso CA
Donaldson 3B
Taylor LF
Werner P

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