Of the 36 games on their spring training slate, the Cleveland Indians only have four contests under the lights, including Wednesday's evening affair.
The Tribe shook off a brief two-game losing streak and dominated the Seattle Mariners by a score of 14-6 from Peoria Stadium in Peoria, AZ.
Carlos Carrasco returned to form, Jose Ramirez spearheaded the offense and three different catchers combined for eight RBIs in the winning effort.
Carrasco posts three no-hit innings
After recording a 16.20 ERA, 2.70 WHIP and .500 opposing batting average in his first two starts, Carrasco answered the call for a more characteristic outing. By establishing his command of the strike zone with a multitude of well-located fastballs, the nine-year veteran breezed his way past the Mariners in a convincing performance.
Seattle batted 0-for-9 against Carrasco and could not take advantage of a fielding error committed by Erik Gonzalez in the second inning. His final line: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 2 K (35 pitches, 18 strikes, 51.4% strike percentage).
Three crooked numbers in a trio of decisive frames proved to be the difference in the one-sided ballgame.
Once Hisashi Iwakuma and Ariel Miranda exited, the Indians set up shop for a lengthy scoring rally in the fourth frame. Ramirez and Edwin Encarnacion doubled, Bradley Zimmer reached on an error, Mejia laced a two-run single and Erik Kratz went yard to culminate the five-run outburst.
Two innings later, in response to the Mariners three runs off Bryan Shaw in the bottom of the fifth, the top of the order manufactured another five scores courtesy of three base knocks, one of which was a three-run home run off the bat of Ramirez. Taylor Motter's error kept the inning alive and eventually yielded four unearned runs.
Rounding out the night was a pinch-hit grand slam from 32-year-old Adam Moore, the third HR of his spring training career. Scoring on the play was Zimmer (single), Mejia (single) and Mark Mathias (walk).
A quick turnaround is in store as the Tribe takes on the Los Angeles Angels at 3:05 PM ET on Thursday.
Josh Tomlin and Matt Shoemaker will start the game from Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear, AZ.