Miller solid, but Indians fall to Braves

Miller solid, but Indians fall to Braves

at Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Monday, March 19

Braves at the plate: Brian McCann's standup RBI triple highlighted a three-run sixth inning that was bolstered by a Doug Clark RBI double. Scott Thorman drilled a two-run, eighth-inning homer.

Indians at the plate: Despite receiving a Casey Blake double that helped them load the bases, the Indians were held scoreless in the second inning. Trot Nixon and Josh Barfield contributed singles.

Braves on the mound: Overcoming some mechanical flaws, Chuck James limited the Indians to four hits and completed five scoreless innings. Bob Wickman tossed a scoreless sixth inning against his former team.

Indians on the mound: Showing why he's one of the game's top pitching prospects, Adam Miller limited the Braves to three hits over five scoreless innings. Aaron Fultz allowed four earned runs and six hits in two innings.

Grapefruit League records: Indians 12-7-1, Braves 11-7-2.

Up next: The Braves will take Tuesday off and then send Mark Redman to the mound for Wednesday night's 7:05 p.m. ET game against the Nationals in Viera, Fla.

The Indians will send Jake Westbrook to the mound in Tuesday afternoon's 1:05 p.m. ET game against the Devil Rays in St. Petersburg.

Mark Bowman is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.