CLEVELAND, Ohio — The real Jose Ramirez at last arrived at spring teaching Thursday for the Cleveland Indians, amassing his to start with hits of the exhibition year, together with a 3-operate homer in the Tribe’s 10-7 decline to the Arizona Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale.
Ramirez, -for-6 moving into the activity, drove in a operate in his to start with at-bat with a single to appropriate versus Arizona starter Merrill Kelly. The two-time All-Star later put the Indians ahead with a 3-operate blast to appropriate in the fourth versus Silvino Bracho.
Actively playing in back again-to-back again games for the to start with time this spring, Ramirez concluded the working day 2-for-3 with four RBI and two operates scored.
In the meantime, outfielder Greg Allen remained scorching at the plate, achieving base 3 times, together with a leadoff single on the to start with pitch he saw from Kelly, and a base hit in the fourth to raise his batting average to .500. Allen also added a stolen base, was hit by a pitch and scored two operates.
Catcher Kevin Plawecki also acquired in on the act, providing his to start with two hits of spring teaching, together with an RBI double in the to start with that gave Cleveland a 3- advantage.
But Arizona roughed up Indians starter Chih-Wei Hu in the bottom of the to start with, scoring 5 times on four hits versus the appropriate-hander. Hu was lifted immediately after recording just one out as lefty Ben Krauth, who pitched at Class A Lynchburg past year, came on to get the remaining two outs of the inning. It was the next time Hu has struggled in as many outings versus the D-Backs immediately after enabling 3 operates on four hits in two innings on Sunday.
Ryan Flaherty’s single in the 3rd scored Plawecki with the Tribe’s fourth operate. Flaherty, who begun at to start with base, is hitting .300 (3-for-10) in four spring games as he tries to win a job as Cleveland’s utility infielder.
Relievers Oliver Perez and Jon Edwards and Jean Carlos Mejia every worked a scoreless inning. Lefty Brooks Pounders also worked a scoreless body, putting out 3 batters. Righty Justin Grimm authorized a pair of operates on 3 hits in 1 1/3 innings with a strikeout.
Arizona took the guide in the fifth with 3 operates on a Stephen Souza RBI double and a bases-loaded wander by Kevin Kron. Ex-Indians outfielder Abraham Almonte went 3-for-3 with a pair of RBI versus his previous club. Almonte is in Arizona camp on a minor-league agreement.
The Diamondbacks added two much more in the eighth versus Indians righty Shao-Ching Chiang on a two-operate single by Yasmany Tomas.
Up future: Cleveland welcomes the Los Angeles Dodgers to Goodyear Ballpark for a Friday evening activity below the lights. Righty A.J. Cole will make his next visual appearance for the Indians (to start with begin), while appropriate-hander Ross Stripling will get the nod for L.A. To start with pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. EST and the activity will air locally on SportsTime Ohio.