The Cleveland Indians roughed-up Rockies ace Aaron Cook as the Tribe downed Colorado 6-4 on Sunday.
Aaron Cook, who pitched two scoreless innings in his Spring debut, struggled against the Indians. Cleveland had 7 hits and scored 5 runs during Cook's 3 innings of work. Only 2 of the 5 runs were earned as an Omar Quintanilla error helped open the floodgates in a three-run first inning.
Cook was relieved by Ubaldo Jimenez who pitched three scoreless innings. Jimenez only allowed one hit while striking out three batters.
The Rockies banged out 11 hits in the game. The biggest blast was a two-run homer by catcher Sal Fasano in the sixth inning. Carlos Gonzalez also provided the Rockies with a bright spot. The outfielder,who part of the Matt Holliday trade, went 2-4 and scored a run.
The Rockies have the dubious distinction of being the only winless team in baseball this Spring. This was Cleveland's first win of the Spring while the Rockies fell to 0-5.
Colorado will host the L.A. Angels tomorrow. Franklin Morales gets the start as he tries to earn a spot in the starting rotation. Morales sparkled in his Spring debut striking out two batters in two innings of scoreless work against the White Sox.