Cleveland Indians defeat San Francisco Giants

By Timmy Kennedy

Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Indians defeated the San Francisco Giants today at Scottsdale stadium by five runs to one. Tim Hudson and Aaron Harang squared off on the mound, but it was Harang who ran out victorious.

Hudson had a disappointing outing, giving up 5 hits, 4 walks and 3 runs in 4.2 innings of work. He walked home Michael Bourn in the first inning, then Jason Kipnis scored on a Lonnie Chisenhall double play, after Nick Swisher leadoff the inning with a home run. Despite Hudson’s poor start, he did recover to retire the last 7 of his 8 batters he faced.

Dan Runzler, Heath Hembree and David Huff all combined to shutout the Tribe over 3.1 innings. The last of Cleveland’s damage on the day was dealt to Jeremy Affeldt, he gave up two runs on three hits in the eighth after allowing an RBI triple to Lonnie Chisenhall and a single from David Cooper which scored Giovanny Urshela whom pinch ran for Chisenhall.

Offensively, the Giants had a quiet day; Brandon Crawford hit an RBI on his only hit of the day and Gregor Blanco, Brandon Hicks and Juan Perez all added singles but to avail. Perez was later removed from the game after fouling a ball off his foot, and seemed to be in some discomfort. Overall, the Giants were very poor and were beaten by a better Cleveland side.