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Indians’ prospect Lindor shines in 4-2 win over Reds

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Hyped shortstop Francisco Lindor, the top prospect in Cleveland’s organization, got two hits and showed off his glove Wednesday as the Indians beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 in a Cactus League exhibition.

The 21-year-old Lindor rose to Triple-A last year and he’ll likely begin the season in the minors. However, it may not be long before he’s permanently in Cleveland. Lindor singled twice, made a leaping catch to take away a hit and turned a slow roller in the infield grass into an easy out.

Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton homered leading off the first against Cleveland’s Josh Tomlin, competing with four others for the No. 5 starter’s job.

Cincinnati starter Anthony DeSclafani struck out two in two innings as he tries to lock down a rotation spot. The right-hander was acquired in December in the trade that sent starter Matt Latos to Florida.