CLEVELAND, Ohio — Trevor Bauer’s next exhibition start off of spring training was, in a lot of strategies, equally amazing as his to start with. But the Cleveland Indians’ bats fell silent Saturday in a 1- reduction to Oakland at Hohokam Park in Mesa, Ariz.
The game’s only run scored on a wild pitch by Bauer in the fourth inning, right after the right-hander experienced permitted just one strike by means of 3.
Oakland’s Matt Chapman led off the inning with a bloop double to right and moved to third on a floor out by Matt Olson. With Stephen Piscotty at the plate, Bauer’s pitch obtained previous catcher Kevin Plawecki making it possible for Chapman to cross the plate.
Bauer retired eight of the to start with 9 Athletics hitters he confronted ahead of Dustin Fowler’s line-push single in the third. He recorded two strikeouts, including Chapman in the to start with inning, and did not wander a batter.
4 Indians pitchers followed Bauer with scoreless innings of their very own, including Neil Ramirez, Alex Wilson and Nick Wittgren. Lefty Tyler Olson was the only Tribe reliever to make it possible for a baserunner, surrendering a single to Robbie Grossman in the sixth. But Grossman was erased on a double-engage in as Chapman grounded to next baseman Ryan Flaherty and shortstop Eric Stamets turned two.
Plawecki, Max Moroff and Wilson Garcia were the only Indians starters with base hits, as Oakland starter Ryan Blackburn struck out two in 3 innings of get the job done. Tribe outfielder Mike Papi doubled in the prime of the ninth, but was stranded at next as Oakland’s Frankie Montas closed out the video game with 3 scoreless innings of aid get the job done.
Up future: The Indians host Kansas City at Goodyear Ballpark on Sunday with to start with pitch scheduled for 3:05 p.m. EST. Lefty Sam Hentges (1-, .00) will start off for Cleveland and righty Chris Ellis (-1, 9.00) receives the nod for the Royals. The video game will air on the Indians Radio Network.