SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Brantley hit his first home run of spring training, a three-run shot off Ian Kennedy, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 on Thursday.
Brantley hit a 3-0 fastball from Kennedy over the right field fence in the first inning. Omir Santos drove in two runs with a double and single for Cleveland.
Martin Prado had a two-run double for Arizona.
Carlos Carrasco, competing for the fifth spot in the Indians’ rotation, allowed four runs on five hits in five innings to get the victory.
Kennedy, Arizona’s opening day starter, was tagged for five runs on nine hits in five innings. He struck out seven.