Indians Game Information: March 28 at San Diego

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CLEVELAND INDIANS (19-8-2) at SAN DIEGO PADRES (10-12-6)
RHP Zach McAllister (1-1, 6.06) vs. RHP Matt Wisler (1-0, 6.97)
University of San Diego » 6:10/9:10 p.m. (PDT/ET) » MLB.com webcast (Padres)

LATEST ROSTER MOVES: The Indians on Thursday announced that INF
JUSTIN SELLERS has been optioned to Triple-A Columbus…the club also
re-assigned RHP MATT CAPPS, C LUKE CARLIN, RHP SHAUN MAR-
CUM and C MATT TREANOR to Minor League camp.
SALAZAR TO START HOME OPENER: Indians MGR Terry Francona also
announced Wednesday morning that RHP DANNY SALAZAR would start
Cleveland’s home opener at Progressive Field on April 4 vs. Minnesota, the
club’s fourth game of the season…Salazar also start the most recent game
played in Cleveland, taking the bump against Tampa Bay in the 2013 A.L.
Wild Card Game.

THE HOME STRETCH: The Indians won their 19th game of the spring on
Thursday, matching the club’s highest win total since re-joining the Arizona
Circuit in 2009…the Indians played their final home game of the spring on
Wednesday and finished the 2014 Spring Training campaign with a 9-6 re-
cord at Goodyear Ballpark…Cleveland will round out the club’s spring slate
with a pair of road games here at the University of San Diego ballpark…the
Indians have played 26 games in 26 days since Cleveland’s March 1 rain-
out at Camelback Ranch against Chicago-AL…Cleveland has won 3 of its
last 4 games as the club nears the season opener on March 31 in Oakland.

UNCHARTED TERRITORY: Cleveland is set to travel to the University of
San Diego where the Indians and Padres will square off in a pair of ex-
hibition contests before beginning their 2014 regular seasons…these two
clubs played 2 Cactus League games in 5 days earlier this spring as the
first game ended in a 4-4 tied, halting Cleveland’s 8-game winning streak;
MICHAEL BRANTLEY went 4-4 in that contest while 7 of 9 Tribe pitch-
ers notched scoreless outings…the tie snapped a streak of 7 consecutive
Spring Training losses to SD – this after beating the Padres 5 consecutive
times after joining the Cactus League circuit in 2009…the Indians won the
second head-to-head contest 12-7 on March 12 at Goodyear Ballpark… the
Indians are 7-3 all-time against the Padres in regular season Interleague
Play, as the Tribe last took 2 of 3 from the Friars in a 2008 series at Progres-
sive Field…Cleveland is set to host San Diego for 3 games at Progressive
Field from April 7-9 to round out the Tribe’s first regular season homestand
of 2014.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: The Indians defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks,
3-2, at Salt River Fields, improving to 19-8-2 on the exhibition season…
COREY KLUBER (7.0IP, 5H, 2R/ER, 1BB, 7K) won for the first time this
spring as the Indians plated runs in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th frames…the In-
dians opened the scoring in the 2nd on a NYJER MORGAN 2-out, RBI
infield single, scored again in the 3rd on a JASON KIPNIS RBI single and
recorded their final tally on a DAVID MURPHY RBI double in the 4th…
MARC RZEPCZYNSKI (8th) and SCOTT ATCHISON (9th, SV) added 1-2-
3 scoreless innings.

 

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