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Masterson goes scoreless inning, Indians beat Reds

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Cleveland star catcher Carlos Santana made his first start at third base and got a hit. No chances to show off his glove, though.

Santana had a single in two at-bats, but didn't get to handle the ball at his new position as the Indians beat the Cincinnati Reds 12-3 on Thursday with the help of three homers.

"Carlos is more comfortable out there than people give him credit for," manager Terry Francona said. "We have some decisions to make. It is only the second game and we like (third baseman) Lonnie Chisenhall a lot."

Catching prospect Jake Lowery hit a grand slam, and Elliot Johnson and Tyler Naquin added two-run homers.

Zack Cozart hit a two-run double for the Reds. Leadoff hitter Billy Hamilton singled in two at-bats.

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