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Cardullo's slam among Rockies' 4 homers

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- The Rockies and Indians traded grand slams and a trio of prominent Cleveland arms took their lumps in a 16-7 Cactus League win for the Rockies on Friday at Goodyear Ballpark. Tribe starter Carlos Carrasco succinctly summed up his outing.

"That's why there's Spring Training, man," Carrasco said. "I know that's not me right there."

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- The Rockies and Indians traded grand slams and a trio of prominent Cleveland arms took their lumps in a 16-7 Cactus League win for the Rockies on Friday at Goodyear Ballpark. Tribe starter Carlos Carrasco succinctly summed up his outing.

"That's why there's Spring Training, man," Carrasco said. "I know that's not me right there."

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It was that kind of game for Cleveland, which saw Carrasco, relief ace Andrew Miller and veteran lefty Boone Logan combine for 10 runs allowed in three innings of work. Outfielder Stephen Cardullo highlighted the offensive outpouring for the Rockies, launching a grand slam off Logan that pushed the Indians behind, 10-0, in the fourth inning.

"It just didn't seem like his pitches were real crisp," Indians manager Terry Francona said of Carrasco. "They were coming across the gun OK, but just not a lot of finish to them. Now he's got two [starts] under his belt and, hopefully, now he can get another side day and get back out there and start to see a little bit more, because even on a bad day, he's probably too good to let that happen. We'll remind him."

In the home half of the fourth, Indians third baseman Giovanny Urshela returned the favor, belting a grand slam off Colorado pitcher German Marquez.

Colorado's Dustin Garneau later added a three-run homer, followed by a two-run shot by Jordan Patterson, in a six-run outburst against Indians reliever Joseph Colon in the seventh.

Carrasco, who projects as the Tribe's No. 2 starter behind ace Corey Kluber, was charged with four runs on six hits in 1 1/3 innings. In the second inning, Carrasco surrendered a homer to Cristhian Adames, an RBI double to Noel Cuevas and an RBI single to Gerardo Parra. Former Indian Mark Reynolds chipped in a sacrifice fly in the first.

"I'm still trying to work on my fastball command. I think that's most important," said Carrasco, whose 2016 season ended Sept. 17 due to a fractured right hand. "I'm just getting into this. I'm just going to prepare myself for the next start."

Rockies starter Jeff Hoffman turned in two shutout innings, in which he scattered two hits, struck out one and hit a batter. He said he was comfortable using his full complement of pitches.

"Yeah, it was my full arsenal," said Hoffman, making his second start of the spring. "I didn't use as many curveballs or breaking pitches today because the lineup really didn't call for it. I wasn't out there throwing everything, but the kitchen sink at them. I was just out there throwing what I had to throw to get the guy out. I located my fastball for the most part and my slider was really good, too."

Rockies Up Next: The Rox are home at Salt River Fields in a 1:10 p.m. MT clash against the feisty Mariners on Saturday. It'll be a clash of right-handers with Colorado slating Jon Gray against Yovani Gallardo, an offseason acquisition by Seattle with the Orioles in exchange for outfielder Seth Smith.

Indians Up Next: Right-hander Mike Clevinger is scheduled to start and log two innings Saturday, when the Indians head to Mesa, Ariz., for a 3:05 p.m. ET Cactus League clash with the A's at Hohokam Stadium. Bullpen candidates Shawn Armstrong, Perci Garner, Josh Martin and Kyle Crockett are also slated to pitch for the Tribe.

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Jordan Bastian has covered the Indians for MLB.com since 2011, and previously covered the Blue Jays from 2006-10. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, follow him on Twitter @MLBastian and listen to his podcast.