Indians score 3 home runs, win over White Sox 4-1
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Trevor Bauer struck out seven, working solidly into the seventh inning, and the Cleveland Indians connected for three home runs Monday in a 4-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox.
Bauer gave up four hits, including a home run to Tyler Flowers, in 6 1-3 innings. He fanned Melky Cabrera and Adam LaRoche three times apiece but walked his first batter of the spring, Adam Eaton.
Bradley Zimmer hit a two-run homer to the right field bullpen off Hector Noesi in the fourth. The homer was the first of the spring for Zimmer, an outfielder who was Cleveland’s first-round pick — 21st overall — in last June’s draft.
Veteran catcher Brett Hayes followed Zimmer’s long ball with his third of the spring, a long drive over the bullpen in left.
Noesi went 5 1-3 innings and gave up five hits, walking two and striking out five.
Jerry Sands also homered for the Indians, off Zach Duke.