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Tribe drops first Cactus League game

By Sheldon Ocker Published: February 26, 2013

   After five consecutive wins to start the exhibition season, the Tribe lost a 4-1 decision to the Royals at Goodyear Ballpark today.
   The lone meaningful hit was struck by Matt Carson, who homered for the second time in the spring. Jason Kipnis and Cord Phelps doubled, but the offense generated only five hits.
   It was an all reliever day on the mound, with Giovanni Soto the sole pitcher to struggle, In two-thirds of an inning, he allowed three hits, two runs and two walks. In two appearances, he has given up seven runs and six hits in 1 1/3 innings.
   Keep in mind that he pitched at Double-A last year and is only 21. 

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