- Associated Press - Saturday, March 22, 2014

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Jordan Pacheco hit a two-run homer and Paul Janish capped a five-run sixth inning with a two-run double, leading a Colorado Rockies‘ split-squad to a 14-6 rout of the Cleveland Indians on Saturday.

Pacheco hit his first home run with a man on in the fifth inning as Indians starter Corey Kluber gave up seven runs over his last two innings.

Jordan Lyles was charged with five runs, but only two were earned. Pacheco had a throwing error and Justin Morneau misplayed a ground ball that helped the Indians score four in the fifth.

“For the most part Jordan threw pretty well,” bench coach Tom Runnells said. “The one inning that he struggled, I felt there were a few balls that could have been caught in his last inning of work.”

Nolan Arenado, who hit a pair of doubles, was hit on the left hand by a pitch from Kluber. He was examined and removed from the game.

“Arenado is fine,” Runnells said. “It clipped him on the side of the hand. We didn’t see a whole lot of swelling. We sent him for X-rays. I think he’ll be just fine.”

Michael Brantley doubled and tripled off Lyles to drive in three runs for Cleveland.

“Brantley has such solid mechanics to his swing,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “Everybody goes through funks, but I can’t imagine his being very long. There are not a lot of moving parts to that swing and he uses the whole field.”

Mike Aviles hit his second home run of the spring, off Adam Ottavino.

Rockies designated hitter, Tim Wheeler, hit a three-run home run off Josh Outman in a five-run eighth.


Rockies: Jordan Lyles made his fifth spring start. Lyles allowed four earned runs in 12 1-3 innings coming into the game. Lyles was the youngest pitcher in the American League last season with Houston. Colorado traded Dexter Fowler to obtain Lyles.

Lyles pitched 4 2-3 innings against the Indians, allowing five runs (two earned) and five hits and three walks. He struck out three.

“He threw a lot of good breaking balls which we haven’t seen a whole lot this spring training,” Runnells said. “It was probably not as efficient as he’d like, but we gave them a lot of outs. When he had to make a good pitch he did. Overall, I was pleased.”

Indians: Corey Kluber was expected to exceed the 4 1-3 innings in his sixth spring outing. Kluber will pitch the second game of the season at Oakland. He allowed eight earned runs in 14 1-3 innings coming into the game against the Rockies.

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