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Indians 14, Rockies 3: Jorge De La Rosa, Rex Brothers lit up in loss

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Jorge De La Rosa surrendered five runs in three innings and the Rockies' bullpen allowed nine more to cross the plate in the team's 14-3 loss to the Indians on Friday.

It wasn't really De La Rosa's day from the start. The veteran southpaw worked around a hit and a walk in the first by getting an out on a pick off, but traffic on the basepaths was a common theme in the next two innings. The Indians racked up nine hits and drew a pair of walks against the Rockies' Opening Day starter, whose spring ERA rose to 8.44.

The Rockies' bullpen--particularly Rex Brothers--didn't fare much better. Brothers did not find the plate often in his inning of work, issuing a pair of walks and hitting a batter, and the results weren't good when he did. The young left-hander gave up four runs and did not notch a strikeout while giving up a single and a long double.

Mike McClendon and Nick Masset also struggled out of the pen, but Tommy Kahnle continued his impressive Cactus League showing by striking out a batter in a perfect inning of work. Chad Bettis did the same in his lone frame and still has not allowed a run in seven innings.

Jordan Pacheco led the Rockies' offensive starters with a pair of hits, including a double, to raise his spring average to .357. Tim Wheeler also had two hits including a home run, his team-leading third of the spring. The 26-year-old outfielder is on a nice run, rediscovering his power stroke while hitting .343/..425/.743 in 21 Cactus League contests.

Starters Carlos Gonzalez, Justin Morneau and DJ LeMahieu had one hit apiece for the Rockies, who were outhit by Cleveland, 16-8.

So that's that ... an overall woeful performance masked by a couple of nice individual games from a couple of difference pitchers and hitters. Woo spring!

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