- The Washington Times - Monday, March 30, 2009

GOODYEAR, ARIZ. (AP) - Travis Hafner hit his first homer since October shoulder surgery and Carl Pavano pitched effectively into the seventh inning for the Cleveland Indians in a 5-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Monday.

Hafner opened the second inning with a homer to right-center off Kevin Correia. Hafner went 1-for-4 and is hitting .227 with five RBIs.

Manager Eric Wedge confirmed that Hafner will hit in the No. 3 or No. 4 spot in Cleveland’s order to open the season.

Pavano allowed runs in each of the first two innings, then retired 10 in a row. He gave up four hits, walked one and struck out four.

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