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Cleveland Indians Friday recap: Tribe pummels San Diego 16-4

An offensive outbreak including homers from Asdrubal Cabrera, Yan Gomes, and Carlos Santana overshadowed Zach McAllister's lukewarm performance.

Asdrubal's 3-4 performance included his first homer of the spring
Asdrubal's 3-4 performance included his first homer of the spring
Rob Tringali

Well that was a laugher. The Indians certainly didn't leave their big sticks behind in Arizona, and this one was over shortly after it started. Nyjer Morgan led the game off with a four-pitch walk, and advanced to third after a Nick Swisher single and an outfield error. Jason Kipnis drove T-Plush home with an infield single, then promptly stole second. After a Carlos Santana walk, Michael Brantley took one for the team, driving in Swisher. Ryan Raburn drove in two with a single, then Asdrubal Cabrera added the exclamation point - a three-run homer to RF, which was his first of the spring. It was 7-0 before the first out, and it only got worse for the Padres from there.

The Tribe added seven more runs in the 2nd, including three from a monster Yan Gomes homer, and tacked on a few more over the course of the night. Carlos Santana also homered for the Tribe. San Diego managed to push four runs across but there was never even the slightest bit of tension.

Zach McAllister was a bit of a mixed bag of nuts in his final start of the spring. He looked sharp in striking out six over the course of four innings, but gave up his ninth homer of the spring and walked three. Blake Wood came on in relief for the 5th inning. He looked a bit shaky, working two strikeouts in amidst three hits and a walk, allowing the Padres to plate a third run. Bryan Shaw and John Axford made uneventful one-inning appearances and someone called Brett Brach pitched the 8th and 9th.

Most of the relevant position players were replaced in the 5th and 6th innings and the remaining few noteworthy players didn't do anything exciting: Elliot Johnson and Lonnie Chisenhall both went 1-2 with a K. Aside from the abysmal start for Matt Wisler and the equally bad performance by Blaine Boyer, San Diego's pitching was decent.

Next Up: One more game against the Padres at USD before the games start to count on Monday. Game time is 4:10 ET.