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March 29, 2011

Cleveland pitchers quiet L.A. bats

by @ 8:10 am. Filed under 2011 Dodgers

GLENDALE– Fausto Carmona, the Cleveland Indians projected Opening Day starting pitcher, performed great in his last game as the regular season draws nearer.  Los Angeles was just outdueled from the start as the Indians bullpen continued the Dodgers struggle at the plate.

Carmona earned the win going five strong innings in which he allowed five hits with three strikeouts.  The Dodgers lone run came in the fifth on a throwing error from Carmona which scored Corey Smith who earlier in the inning got a ground-rule double.

Chad Billingsley had another rough outing, going three innings and giving up two runs on two hits and suffering his second loss of the spring.  Even though Billingsley earned the loss, his only mistakes came in the second inning; otherwise he had a good game.  Chad gave up a single to Austin Kearns then walked Luis Valbuena and hit Adam Everett.  Michael Brantley brought in the Indians first two runs with a bases-loaded double.

The Dodgers were within striking distance of this game until the eighth inning when Cleveland broke the game open scoring four unanswered runs over the last two innings giving the Indians a 6-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Cleveland relievers were able to shutdown Los Angeles as they went a strong four innings, allowing two hits while striking out four.  The Dodgers relievers struck out seven in six innings, but, also allowed four Cleveland runs that completely put the Dodgers out of reach in this game.

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