A nice way to start off their fifth season in Goodyear, Arizona as the Indians clipped the cross-state rival Cincinnati Reds 11-10 thanks to a three run bottom of the ninth double from reserve Mike McDade.
Homers from the new-look Indians included Lonnie Chisenhall and Ryan Raburn.
(Cleveland Indians) Reserve Mike McDade laced a one-out, 3-run double in the bottom of the 9th inning to cap the Indians' 11-10 walk-off victory over the Cincinnati Reds in this afternoon's Cactus League opener at Goodyear Ballpark.
McDade's opposite field game-winner was the last of 5 doubles collected by the Tribe, include a pair by Michael Brantley. Lonnie Chisenhall (3rd inning) and Ryan Raburn (7th inning) each connected for their first homers of the spring, while Carlos Santana (2), Asdrubal Cabrera, Nick Swisher and Brantley all drove in runs.
Swisher's RBI-single came in his first plate appearance as a member of the Indians in the bottom of the first. The Indians and Reds combined for 21 runs on 27 hits without either side committing a defensive miscue. The Tribe went 5-for-13 with runners in scoring position.
Cleveland and Cincinnati will square off again tomorrow for a 3:05 p.m. eastern time (1590 WAKR) first pitch at Goodyear Ballpark with right-handers Brett Myers and Alfredo Simon scheduled to take the bump.
The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has placed INF LONNIE CHISENHALL on the 15-day Disabled List with a fracture of his right ulna. To replace Chisenhall on the Major League roster INF JASON DONALD has been recalled from Triple-A Columbus.
Chisenhall suffered the injury Friday night in Baltimore when he was struck just above his right wrist by a Troy Patton pitch (5th inning). For the season with Cleveland he is hitting .278 (20-72) with 2 doubles, 3HR and 9 RBI in 24 games. Over his last 10 games since June 15 he is hitting at a .367 clip (11-30, 6RS, HR, 6RBI). This marks his first career stint on the Major League DL.
Donald has split the 2012 season between Cleveland and Columbus, opening the campaign on the big league roster before being optioned to the Clippers on May 12. With Columbus he has hit .252 (38-151) with 7 doubles, 3 triples, 2HR and 18RBI in 40 games (3SB, 26RS, 22BB, .354on-base pct). He hit for the cycle on June 19 at Charlotte. Defensively he appeared in 21 games at shortstop for Columbus in addition to appearances at second base (5G), third base (6G), left (5G) and center field (4G). With Cleveland he appeared in 16 games and was 8-for-45 (.178) and made appearances at short, second, third and left field. He will be in uniform tonight in Baltimore wearing #16.
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