July 31, 2014

Francisco Lindor’s homer propels Tribe

Lindor HRYouth was served as the Indians improved to 3-1 in the Cactus League with a 6-3 win over the Mariners on Sunday.

In his only at-bat of the game, uber-prospect Francisco Lindor belted a three run homerun to break a three all tie and propel the Indians to the win. Lindor now has a pair of hits in his six at-bats this spring.

“It was a good swing. It’s exciting for us to see that,” Terry Francona said. “We get a kick out of that every day when one of our young kids does something.”

In addition to Lindor’s homerun, second baseman Jason Kipnis had an RBI triple and Nick Swisher, playing in his first game this spring, had an RBI and a hit. Lindor is in his first big league spring camp and is expected to open the season in AAA Columbus.

Aaron Harang started the game and was relieved by Trevor Bauer. Both are competing for the fifth spot in the rotation. Both pitched a pair of innings on Sunday. Harang gave up a run on one hit, while Bauer surrendered a two run home run in the fourth. The rest of the staff shut the Mariners out in their five innings of work.

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  • Harv 21

    Heard Matt Underwood interviewed about his impressions of Lindor thus far. Said defensively he’s actually already within shouting distance of Omar. If true, that’s pretty exciting, especially in this new low-scoring game era. If Gomes is for real and they sign Kipnis there could be some real talent and stability up the middle.