Tribe Coverage with Nick Camino

 
Tribe Coverage with Nick Camino

Fuld, A's rough up Carrasco to top Tribe

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Sam Fuld scored two runs on two singles and a walk, leading the Oakland Athletics over the Cleveland Indians 13-3 on Wednesday.

The center fielder has scored 13 runs in 12 games as the A's leadoff hitter.

Yoenis Cespedes, who snapped an 0 for 23 slump Monday, drove in a run in Oakland's two-run fifth inning against Carlos Carrasco, who is trying to earn the final opening in the Indians' rotation.

Carrasco followed starter Danny Salazar and inherited a 3-0 lead. Carrasco gave up eight runs -- five earned -- in 2 2/3 innings.

"We had a couple times where we didn't convert a play but then we didn't limit the damage," Cleveland manager Terry Francona said. "Worked away from his fastball a little bit. Frustrating outing. The good part is it is spring training but we're looking for him to build. It's a little disappointing."

Top shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor doubled and scored in the third and contributed a run scoring single as the Indians built a 3-0 lead against A's starter Dan Straily.

Drew Pomerantz pitched three scoreless innings. The left-hander, who came to the Athletics in a December trade with Colorado, was Cleveland's first pick in the 2010 draft. He is seeking a job in the Athletics' bullpen.

"Pomerantz threw the ball over the plate. That's the biggest difference between this outing and the others," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "When he gets his breaking ball over, he becomes unpredictable."

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