The offense continued to roll, keeping the Indians undefeated in five exhibition games, but there was bad news for the Tribe, which beat the Oakland Athletics 14-10 Monday at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.
Michael Brantley ended up in the hospital briefly after suffering a cut near his left forearm.
“They sent him to Good Samaritan and stitched him up and sent him back to Goodyear,” manager Terry Francona said. “His forearm was sliced up pretty good.”
Brantley doubled in the third inning to drive in a run, and when the left fielder threw wildly back to the infield, third baseman Josh Donaldson left the bag to chase the ball. However, he hustled back to take a relay and tagged Brantley out. In the process, he spiked Brantley in the arm.
“There’s a lot of spring left, so it will be all right,” Francona said.
Even though Tribe pitchers gave up 17 hits, the Indians won easily with 10 of their own.
Yan Gomes led the attack with a home run, double and five RBI. Matt Carson also homered and drove in two runs. Ryan Raburn had two singles and one RBI, but his batting average dipped to a mere .750. Cord Phelps and Ben Francisco doubled.
Michael Brantley suffers cut on arm during 14-10 win over Athletics
Akron Beacon Journal | Feb 26