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Long balls, Lindor carry Tribe over Padres

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Andrew Miller completed his final tune-up for the World Baseball Classic, Francisco Lindor collected a pair of run-scoring doubles and top prospect Bradley Zimmer belted a home run in the Indians' 8-2 Cactus League win over the Padres on Sunday.

Miller, who is scheduled to leave on Monday to join Team USA for the upcoming Classic, worked one shutout inning in the victory for Cleveland. The Tribe's relief ace said he was pleased with what he was able to get done in his four spring outings before the tournament.

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Andrew Miller completed his final tune-up for the World Baseball Classic, Francisco Lindor collected a pair of run-scoring doubles and top prospect Bradley Zimmer belted a home run in the Indians' 8-2 Cactus League win over the Padres on Sunday.

Miller, who is scheduled to leave on Monday to join Team USA for the upcoming Classic, worked one shutout inning in the victory for Cleveland. The Tribe's relief ace said he was pleased with what he was able to get done in his four spring outings before the tournament.

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"You could tell today. There was a little more intent, which is probably the way it should be. You try to get your feet under you, and your legs, and your delivery, and use your fastball. And then today, he was getting after it a little bit more," said Indians manager Terry Francona.

Video: SD@CLE: Miller on his fourth spring outing

"It was just trying to feel good," Miller said, "and trying to feel like you're moving in the right direction. I feel like I've accomplished that. For the most part, I've thrown a lot of strikes. And I feel like I'm getting a little bit better every time, a little crisper. I kind of worked in more secondary today, but I feel like I'm right where I need to be."

In his spring debut, Padres lefty Clayton Richard surrendered six runs on eight hits in one inning (plus three batters). In both the first and second innings, Richard yielded a leadoff single to Indians prospect Greg Allen, who scored each time on a double from Lindor. Roberto Perez and Zimmer added run-scoring hits in the first.

Indians starter Trevor Bauer turned in three solid innings, in which he allowed just one unearned run. The righty scattered three hits and ended with no walks or strikeouts. San Diego's Yangervis Solarte chipped in an RBI single off Bauer in the third, taking advantage of a fielding error by second baseman Ronny Rodriguez. Bauer has not given up an earned run through six Cactus League innings this spring.

"It's good," Bauer said of his first two outings. "I threw to hitters some in the offseason, so I saw some reactions inside in a cage, which is a lot different than on a dirt mound and in game situations. So, I'm mostly just focusing on trying to locate the stuff that I worked on and get a feel for that in a game."

Video: SD@CLE: Trevor Bauer discusses his spring outing

Tribe relievers Cody Allen and Bryan Shaw each logged one shutout inning in their respective spring debuts.

San Diego reliever Buddy Baumann shined for the Padres, as he struck out the side in the seventh inning.

In the fifth inning, Zimmer, the Indians' top prospect, according to MLBPipeline.com, belted a towering home run to right-center, giving him two homers and seven RBIs this spring. His blast came after Tribe first baseman Richie Shaffer hit a homer to deep left field. The back-to-back shots came off Padres righty Jhoulys Chacin, who worked three innings. Chacin leaves Monday for the World Baseball Classic.

"He had a 3-1 fastball run back middle that got hit out, and then he left a slider up that got hit out," Padres manager Andy Green said of Chacin's performance. "Outside of that, I thought he was pretty good. As the year goes on, he'll be a true mix guy at all times -- the kind of guy that you'll never know what's going to come next. When he does that, he's going to be very, very effective."

Indians outfielder Tyler Naquin fouled a pitch off his right foot in the fifth and left the game after a brief conference with manager Terry Francona and an athletic trainer. The injury was deemed a bruised right foot. The results of an X-ray will be announced Monday.

San Diego outfielder Manuel Margot left the game with left knee soreness.

Padres Up Next: The Cactus League gets its first look at three-time All Star Jered Weaver in a Padres' uniform when San Diego takes on the White Sox at Camelback Ranch at 12:05 p.m. P.T. Monday. Weaver played 11 years for the Angels before signing with San Diego in February, and he brings a career 150-93 record and 3.55 ERA to his new club.

Indians Up Next: Ace Corey Kluber is scheduled to make his Cactus League debut for the Tribe in a 3:05 p.m. ET split-squad contest against the Brewers on Monday at Goodyear Ballpark. Cleveland's second squad will have righty Danny Salazar on the mound in a 3:05 p.m. ET game against the Giants in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Jordan Bastian has covered the Indians for MLB.com since 2011, and previously covered the Blue Jays from 2006-10.

Owen Perkinsis a contributor to MLB.com.

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