03/14/12 7:34 PM ET
Posey goes yard for first spring hit
By Chris Haft / MLB.com
That was the only lapse in four innings for Indians starter Derek Lowe, who surrendered just two hits.
"I think all the runs I've given up this spring are on the obvious walks," Lowe said. "It never does anybody any good, but I'll take it. There was a lot better command."Said Cleveland manager Manny Acta: "Well-pitched ballgame for both sides. I really like the way Lowe threw the ball again -- lots of ground balls. He got through four innings with less than 50 pitches. ... The rest of the guys threw the ball well, too."
Mitch Lively relieved Cain and flung a wild pitch that enabled Travis Hafner to score a tiebreaking run in the fourth before Posey knotted things up again with his homer.Giants up next: The Giants will play their second night game of the spring when they travel to Peoria on Thursday to confront the Seattle Mariners. Barry Zito will test his 2-0 record against Seattle's Erasmo Ramirez (1-0).
Indians up next: The Indians have two jobs up for grabs in their bullpen and four among the list of contenders -- Frank Herrmann, Jeremy Accardo, Chris Ray and Dan Wheeler -- are slated to pitch during the Tribe's tilt against the White Sox on Thursday at Goodyear Ballpark. They will follow sinkerballer Justin Masterson, who continues to prepare for the first Opening Day start of his career.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.