GOODYEAR, Az. -- The Indians (5-1) took their first loss of the spring, dropping a 4-1 decision to the Kansas City Royals this afternoon at Goodyear Ballpark.
The starter-by-committee affair saw Tribe relievers Chris Perez, Scott Barnes, Preston Guilmet, Edward Paredes, Joe Martinez and Jerry Gil all turn in scoreless efforts, while the second base tandem of Jason Kipnis and Cord Phelps each chipped in a double for the offense.
Kansas City's offense was powered by Billy Butler, who went 2-for-3 with a first-inning RBI-single and 5th-inning 2-run homer.
Cleveland is set to host the Seattle Mariners tomorrow for a 3:05 p.m. MST first pitch in Goodyear.