Tribe homers back Salazar's scoreless outing

Tribe homers back Salazar's scoreless outing

PHOENIX -- Jose Ramirez and Giovanny Urshela slugged home runs in a four-run first inning off Dodgers starting pitcher Alex Wood as the Indians coasted to an 8-5 Cactus League win on Monday at Camelback Ranch-Glendale.

Tyler Naquin, fighting for the Indians' center-field job, had three hits and Urshela drove in four runs.

Dodgers rookie shortstop Corey Seager committed back-to-back errors in the first inning to make three of the five runs charged to Wood unearned in his two innings. The Dodgers committed four errors in the game.

"I thought my stuff was pretty good for the most part, with one or two bad pitches," said Wood. "Overall, pretty good."

Ramirez goes deep in the 1st

Cleveland starting pitcher Danny Salazar worked around a pair of first-inning walks to hold the Dodgers scoreless in his three innings of work.

"Today was better," said Salazar, who had a shaky first inning in his Cactus League debut on Thursday. "I felt like I had more control of the game, my body, too. I was just taking my time between pitches, and just staying back a little bit more. I was not trying to rush through my pitches."

Non-roster infielder Charlie Culberson launched a three-run home run off Cleveland non-roster reliever Joba Chamberlain in the fifth inning to put the Dodgers on the scoreboard.

Brandon Beachy, leading contender for the spot in the Dodgers' starting rotation opened by Brett Anderson's injury, overcame command issues to work two scoreless innings.

After the victory, Naquin and a handful of other players hoisted Mike Barnett -- the Tribe's new replay coordinator and staff assistant -- up in the air and carried him through the line of handshakes in celebration. Staffers had been playfully giving Barnett grief that the team had not won a game since he was hired.

"It's fun," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "You saw the guys. We've been really getting on Barney in the mornings about, since he joined the organization, we haven't won. So, Naquin and those guys picked him up and put him on their shoulders just to have a little fun."

Up next for Indians: Right-hander Trevor Bauer is scheduled to start and log three innings on Tuesday, when the Indians host the Mariners in a 3:05 p.m. ET Cactus League tilt at Goodyear Ballpark. Pitching prospect Mike Clevinger, who has impressed the Tribe this spring, is penciled in for two innings after Bauer's exit. New third baseman Juan Uribe is slated to make his spring debut as a designated hitter, while regulars Jason Kipnis, Francisco Lindor and Mike Napoli will also be in the lineup.

Up next for the Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw makes his second start of the spring on Tuesday when the Dodgers travel to Mesa to play the Cubs. Kershaw will likely stretch to three innings after pitching two against the White Sox on Thursday.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for Listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.