Indians rally to tie Reds 9-9

It's the third time the two teams have tied this spring

James Rapien
March 17, 2019 - 9:13 pm
Feb 18, 2019; Goodyear, AZ, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber (28) throws during a spring training workout at the Goodyear Ballpark practice fields. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

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Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) – The Indians tied the Reds 9-9 on Sunday. It was the third time the two teams have tied this spring.

Corey Kluber pitched three-scoreless innings, before allowing five runs in the fourth inning, including a grand slam to Yasiel Puig.

The Indians took a 3-0 lead in a second inning that included a two-RBI double by Jordan Luplow. The Reds answered with five runs in the fourth and three in the fifth inning.

Reliever Nick Wittgren helped settle things down, pitching two-scoreless innings out of the bullpen, which paved the way for the comeback. Wittgren hasn’t allowed a run in six-straight appearances.

The Indians scored four runs in the ninth inning to tie the game at 9-9.

Carlos Santana finished 2-for-3, with a double and a run scored. Greg Allen had an RBI-triple and has posted a .419 batting average this spring. Cleveland is 12-9-3 this spring.

Up Next – The Indians play the Padres on Monday at 4:05 p.m. Trevor Bauer will get his fifth start of the spring.

Here are a few clips highlights from today's game:

For more on the Indians, including how the Carlos Gonzalez signing could impact the outfield, listen to my conversation with Jonathan Peterlin below: