Bailey Makes Early Exit, A’s Lose To Indians

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Pitcher Andrew Bailey of the Oakland A's. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Pitcher Andrew Bailey of the Oakland A’s. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics can only hope that closer Andrew Bailey isn’t seriously hurt.

Bailey faced three batters in his second spring outing Monday and left a 9-8 loss to the Cleveland Indians with discomfort in his elbow. The right-hander had surgery at the end of last season to remove bone chips and bone spurs from the elbow.

Chris Carter had three RBIs on two home runs for Oakland, including a thundering shot off the scoreboard well beyond the left-field fence.

A’s starter Dallas Braden allowed six runs—four earned—in four innings. The Athletics were charged with two errors and had other miscues such as failing to cover second base on a rundown.

Jack Hannahan and Shelley Duncan each hit a two-run double and Travis Hafner drove in two runs with two doubles for Cleveland.

Indians starter Justin Masterson gave up five runs over four innings. He struck out four without a walk.

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