Rookie shortstop Eric Stamets hit a fourth-inning grand slam, his first home run of the spring, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Texas Rangers 10-1 on Monday night.

Kevin Plawecki hit a two-run homer in the ninth, and Greg Allen had a bases-loaded triple in the eighth.

Stamets will start at shortstop on opening day for the Indians with three-time All-Star Francisco Lindor going on the injured list with a calf strain.

Cleveland Indians Eric Stamets is congratulated after hitting a grand slam during the fourth inning of the team's exhibition baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Cleveland Indians Eric Stamets is congratulated after hitting a grand slam during the fourth inning of the team’s exhibition baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Carlos Carrasco allowed one run and five hits in 5 2/3 innings for Cleveland. He struck out four, walked one and hit two batters with pitches.

Ronald Guzman hit his team-leading fifth homer of the spring for Texas.

Rangers starter Edinson Volquez, who missed last season following Tommy John surgery, gave up four runs and five hits in 3 1/3 innings. He walked three and plunked one batter with a pitch.

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Edinson Volquez throws during the first inning of the team's exhibition baseball game against theCleveland Indians in Arlington, Texas, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Texas Rangers starting pitcher Edinson Volquez throws during the first inning of the team’s exhibition baseball game against theCleveland Indians in Arlington, Texas, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

___

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona takes off his hat in the dugout during the team's exhibition baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona takes off his hat in the dugout during the team’s exhibition baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Texas Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo prepares to bat during the first inning of the team's exhibition baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in Arlington, Texas, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Texas Rangers’ Shin-Soo Choo prepares to bat during the first inning of the team’s exhibition baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in Arlington, Texas, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward waves as the walks off the field during the fourth inning of the team's exhibition baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in Arlington, Texas, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward waves as the walks off the field during the fourth inning of the team’s exhibition baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in Arlington, Texas, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Sign up to receive our latest news!

By submitting this form, I agree to the terms.