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Tomlin solid, Indians tie White Sox 2-2

Tomlin solid, Indians tie White Sox 2-2

(GLENDALE, Ariz.) – The Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox played to a 2-2 tie on Friday afternoon at Camelback Ranch. The AL-Central Division rivals elected to only play nine innings.

Josh Tomlin started for the Indians going five strong innings only allowing five hits and two runs, while striking out five. Tomlin, who is in a competition for the Tribe’s final spot in the rotation, did not walk a batter.

The only damage came in the fifth inning when Connor Gillaspie ripped a solo-HR followed by a solo-HR from Josh Phegley. Following the game manager Terry Francona said he was impressed with Tomlin and the two home runs were due to the fact that the righty was in his final inning of work.

The Indians tied the game at 2-2 in eighth inning when David Cooper delivered a sac-fly RBI.

Cody Allen and Bryan Shaw also pitched for the Indians each throwing a scoreless inning.

The Indians are now 12-2-2 in Cactus League play this spring. Saturday the Tribe is back at Goodyear Ballpark where they host the Arizona Diamondbacks for a 4:05 pm ET exhibition showdown.

- Nick Camino

 

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