Lewis solid, but Indians fall
Cleveland left-hander allows one run over four innings
Brewers 6, Indians 3
at Goodyear, Ariz.
Sunday, March 15
Brewers at the plate: Trot Nixon, wearing his new No. 93, cranked out an RBI double in the fourth. In the sixth, Prince Fielder, who had been hit by a pitch for the third time in two meetings with the Tribe, got a measure of revenge with a solo homer off Anthony Reyes. Casey McGehee hit a two-run homer off Kirk Saarloos in the eighth.Indians at the plate: Kelly Shoppach swatted his third homer of the spring -- a towering shot to left field that landed near the scoreboard -- on a 3-2 offering from Seth McClung in the second. In the third, Grady Sizemore tripled off the right-field wall and scored on a Jamey Carroll single to center. Wes Hodges added an RBI single in the fourth.
Brewers on the mound: McClung had a perfect first inning, but he struggled from there, giving up two runs on four hits with one strikeout in three innings. Right-hander Todd Coffey went two innings, giving up a run on two hits with a walk and three strikeouts.Indians on the mound: Left-hander Scott Lewis, getting his first start of the Cactus League season, had a strong outing, allowing one run on three hits with no walks, two strikeouts and a hit batter in four innings. Kerry Wood wasn't perfect for the second straight outing, but he was close. He gave up one hit in a scoreless fifth. Reyes labored through the sixth, but he had a clean seventh. Cactus League records: Indians 6-10-1; Brewers 7-7-2 Up next: Jeremy Sowers showed a lot of progress in his last outing, pitching three scoreless innings against the Rockies on Wednesday. Still in the fight for a rotation job, he'll look to keep it going with his start Monday at Goodyear Ballpark, where the Indians will play host to the Mariners at 4:05 p.m. ET. Bill Hall, making his way back from a partial tear of the left calf, is expected to be in the lineup again Monday when the Brewers play host to the Cubs at 3:05 p.m. CT. Right-hander Dave Bush will get the start. Braden Looper, who had been hindered by a tight left oblique muscle, will pitch in a Minor League game.
Anthony Castrovince is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.