Indians Game Information: March 25 vs. Texas

 

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CLEVELAND INDIANS (17-7-2) vs. TEXAS RANGERS (8-15-3)
RHP Josh Tomlin (1-0, 2.57) vs. LHP Robbie Ross (0-0, 1.88)
Goodyear Ballpark » 1:05/4:05 p.m. (PDT/ET) » MLB.com webcast

THE HOME STRETCH: The Indians won their 17th game of the spring on Monday
matching the club’s 2013 Spring Training win total…with 5 games remaining on the
2014 Cactus League schedule the Indians are now just 2 victories shy of matching
their best exhibition season since joining the CL in 2009…the Indians own a 10-6
record at Goodyear Ballpark with just 2 remaining home games on the schedule…
the Indians have played 23 games in 23 days since Cleveland’s March 1 rainout at
Camelback Ranch against Chicago-AL…Cleveland has won 5 of its last 8 games
as the club nears the season opener on March 31 in Oakland.

TEXAS TWO STEP: The Indians are set to face the Rangers for the second time
this spring after winning a 6-5 decision on March 3 at Surprise Stadium…before
that victory the Indians had lost 4 consecutive exhibition tilts against Texas dating
back to 2011…Cleveland is now 3-8-1 against the Rangers since joining the CL in
2009…the Indians went 5-1 vs. the Rangers in 2013 regular season play, securing
the club’s first winning season vs. Texas since 2008…the two clubs will square off
7 times this season with Cleveland having won 5 consecutive contests.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: The Indians defeated the Reds 8-3 yesterday afternoon
at Goodyear Ballpark, taking the Cactus League rubber match after winning 3 of 5
meetings against Cincinnati this spring…the Tribe built an early 3-0 lead for starter
CARLOS CARRASCO, who turned in 6.0 quality innings (6.0 IP, 9 H, 3R-ER, 0
BB, 5 SO) to improve to 3-1 on the spring…LONNIE CHISENHALL put the Tribe
on the board with his 2nd home run of the spring in the top of the 2nd and RYAN
RABURN later extended the lead to 3-0 with a 2-run shot in the third; Raburn is
batting .421 (8-19) with 3 home runs and 7 RBI in 8 Cactus League games…JA-
SON KIPNIS hit the Tribe’s 3rd home run of the afternoon in the top of the 6th, a
3-run shot to extend the Indians’ lead to 7-1…minor league infielder JERRUD SA-
BOURIN added an RBI-triple in the top of the 9th…four Tribe relievers combined
for 3.0 shutout frames to seal the victory.

INDIANS RECOGNIZED BY B.A.T.: The Baseball Assistance Team (“B.A.T.”),
now in its 29th year, is a unique organization within the sports industry dedicated
to confidentially assisting members of the Baseball Family through charitable con-
tributions from corporations, foundations and individuals…B.A.T. strives to provide
a means of support to people with financial, psychological or physical burdens…
today, B.A.T. announced that the Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Phillies
are the recipients of the 2014 Bobby Murcer Award in recognition of the team
in each league whose players commit the most amount of money to B.A.T…
the Baseball Assistance Team has awarded more than $29 million in grants to
date, benefiting more than 3,100 members of the Baseball Family, including former
Major League players, managers, coaches, scouts, umpires, athletic trainers and
front office personnel.

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