PEORIA, Ariz. - Cleveland Indians opening day starter Justin Masterson closed out a solid spring with seven strikeouts in a 6-4 loss to the San Diego Padres on Thursday afternoon at Peoria Sports Complex.
The right-hander allowed two runs and six hits in five innings. He'll open the regular season April 2 against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Padres starter Clayton Richard fared well in his final spring outing. He allowed one earned run -- three total -- on five hits in five innings, struck out five and walked one. His next outing will come on April 3 against the New York Mets.
Padres catcher John Baker went 2 for 3 with an RBI-double and a go-ahead home run in the seventh. Right fielder Will Venable hit one in the same half-inning. Both had three RBIs.
Cleveland right fielder Drew Stubbs went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and second baseman Jason Kipnis hit a home run off Richard in the fifth.