Four Indians hitters homered and Carlos Carrasco took the mound for the first time this spring in a 16-2 win over the Seattle Mariners in Cactus League play on Sunday.
Outfield prospect Oscar Mercado belted his third home run of the spring, a solo shot in the third inning off Felix Hernandez. Catcher Tim Federowicz and nonroster invitees Ryan Flaherty and Brandon Barnes also slugged home runs. Hanley Ramirez added a two-run double and Matt Joyce singled home a run in a seven-run fourth inning.
Carrasco worked three innings, allowed two solo home runs — one to former Indians teammate Jay Bruce — and struck out four.
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