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Indians Shut Out Reds in Split-Squad Game

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched two scoreless innings in blustery conditions and seven Cleveland pitchers combined on a one-hitter, leading an Indians split squad to a 3-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.

Matsuzaka was limited to just 11 starts last season for Boston after undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2011. He's trying to win a spot in Cleveland's rotation this spring.

The Japanese right-hander hit Cincinnati's Ryan Hanigan with his first pitch, but got a double-play grounder on his second and settled in. Matsuzaka says he feels better now than at any time last season, when he went 1-7 with 8.28 ERA for the Red Sox.

Jason Donald singled in the sixth for Cincinnati's only hit.

Omir Santos hit a two-run double, and Carlos Moncrief singled in a run for Cleveland.

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