Slowey so-so again for Indians in loss to Giants


GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Kevin Slowey gave up four runs over four innings in another so-so effort to earn the final spot in Cleveland's rotation, and the Indians' lost 5-3 to the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.

Brett Pill hit a three-run homer in the fourth off Slowey. The shot far over the left-field fence sent a group of fans scrambling in the sunbaked sand outside Goodyear Ballpark for a Cactus League souvenir.

Shelley Duncan hit a two-run homer and leads the Indians with four homers and 12 RBIs.

Giants starter Eric Surkamp allowed the homer among four hits over five innings, striking out three.

Indians reliever Rafael Perez fanned two over one perfect inning in his spring debut. He had been nursing a sore left shoulder.