Choo in lineup — finally — for Tribe


Associated Press

GOODYEAR, Ariz.

Cleveland’s Shin Soo-Choo was in right field for the first time in an exhibition game this spring Friday and reported no problems with his left elbow after playing five innings in the Indians’ 6-2 win over the Colorado Rockies.

Choo had been limited to DH duties this week because of soreness in his throwing elbow, which he hyperextended during his offseason program. He only tested his arm once, one-hopping a throw to the infield on Dexter Fowler’s triple.

Orlando Cabrera hit an RBI triple and scored on a throwing error in the Cleveland first off Jhoulys Chacin, who was tagged for five hits in three innings.

Chad Huffman and Lonnie Chisenhall homered for Cleveland.

Phillies 7, Pirates 4

BRADENTON, Fla.

Ryan Howard homered and drove in two runs as Philadelphia beat Pittsburgh.

Howard and Jimmy Rollins each had two hits for the Phillies. Andy Marte got two hits and drove in two runs for Pittsburgh.

The Phillies took the lead with three runs in the seventh inning against Fernando Nieve and Michael Dubee, son of Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee.

Joe Blanton started for Philadelphia and gave up two runs and four hits in 32/3 innings. Kevin Correia made his second start of the spring for the Pirates and allowed two runs and five hits while striking out five in three innings.

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