Trevor Bauer goes 3 innings, Jason Kipnis homers again as Cleveland Indians beat Texas, 9-4

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Trevor Bauer goes 3 innings, Jason Kipnis homers again as Cleveland Indians beat Texas, 9-4

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Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer allowed one run on three hits in three innings Friday against Texas in a spring training game in Goodyear, Ariz.(

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Right-hander Trevor Bauer pitched three innings and Jason Kipnis, Roberto Perez and Abraham Almonte homered on Friday as the Indians beat the Rangers, 9-4, at Goodyear Ballpark.

Bauer, the first Tribe pitcher to go three innings this spring, allowed one run on three hits in his second start. He struck out four.

Kipnis, with the score tied, 2-2, hit a three-run homer in the fifth. It was the fourth homer of the spring for Kipnis. In four games, Kipnis is hitting .637 (7-for-11) with eight RBI.

Perez and Almonte each hit their first spring homer in the sixth. Perez had an RBI double in the second inning.

Carlos Carrasco and relievers Cody Allen, Andrew Miller and Ben Taylor made their first appearances of the spring.

Carrasco, who pitched an inning following Bauer, allowed one run on two hits and a walk in the fourth. Allen retired the side in order in the fifth. Miller allowed a long leadoff homer to Joey Gallo in the sixth, before retiring the next three batters. Taylor, claimed on waivers from Boston last weekend, pitched a scoreless eighth.

The Indians finished with 12 hits, including two each by Jose Ramirez, Lonnie Chisenhall and Perez. They are 6-2-1 in Cactus League play.

Next: On Saturday Josh Tomlin will face San Francisco’s Tyler Beede at Goodyear Ballpark at 3:05 p.m. WTAM will carry the game.

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