Spring Training Game #1

Today marked the first Spring Training game in sunny Goodyear, Arizona. Over 6,000 fans watched as the Cincinnati Reds played host to the Cleveland Indians at Goodyear Ballpark. The first pitch of the game came at 1:11 MST, as Michael Brantley took as called strike from Reds pitcher Mike Leake. The Indians took an early lead in the top of the first inning after Brantley led off the game with a double and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Carlos Santana. The Indians added another run in the second inning after Jason Kipnis singled and later scored on a Lonnie Chisenhall single. David Huff started for the Tribe, pitching two solid innings, giving up just 2 singles. The Indians added two more runs in the third inning when Carlos Santana (who reached on a single) scored on an RBI double by Casey Kotchman and Travis Hafner (who reached on a single) scored on a sacrifice fly by Kipnis. Vinnie Pestano came on to pitch in the third inning, retiring the Reds in order. The Reds came back to tie the game in the fourth inning, after pounding several singles and doubles off Indians pitcher Frank Herrmann. After the fifth inning, all the the game’s starters left the game. After nine innings of play, the Indians and Reds ended in a 6-6 tie.

Spring Training Gm1

Spring Training Gm1

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