After plating the go-ahead run in the top half of the inning, Cleveland saw Cincinnati rally for a pair of runs in the bottom of the ninth for a 5-4 walk-off loss this afternoon at Goodyear Ballpark. The Indians are now 14-4-2 in Cactus League play.
Cleveland trailed for much of the contest after Cincinnati plated 3 runs in the second inning, but got on the board when NICK SWISHER homered for the second time in as many days, pelting a lead-off solo shot to kick off the fourth. LONNIE CHISENHALL tripled and scored on a MIKE AVILES sac fly in the seventh, while minor league OF TYLER HOLT added an RBI-double later in the same frame. Minor league C TONY WOLTERS broke a 3-3 tie in the ninth, following a pair of walks with his RBI-single. The Reds' Steve Selsky delivered a walk-off, two-run single to end the game.
COREY KLUBER made his 5th start of the spring and fanned 5 over 4.1 innings, while JOHN AXFORD, MARC RZEPCZYNSKI and JOSH OUTMAN all turned in 1.0 scoreless frame each.
On Tuesday, Cleveland is set to host San Francisco in the Indians' lone night game of the spring for a 7:05 AZ/10:05PM ET first pitch at Goodyear Ballpark. RHP ZACH McALLISTER is set to make his 4th Cactus League start opposite RHP Ryan Vogelsong. Game audio will be available through a live webcast on MLB.com (Giants radio feed).