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Rusin sharp, but Indians thump Cubs 9-2

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Associated Press

MESA, Ariz. -- Jason Kipnis hit his first home run of the spring and Cedric Hunter also connected, leading the Cleveland Indians over the Cubs 9-2 Saturday.

Kipnis came into the game hitting .227 with two RBIs. He led off the fourth with a home run against reliever Brooks Raley.

Hunter had three hits, including a three-run shot.

Indians starter David Huff went three innings in a bid to find a roster spot as the fifth starter or in the bullpen. The left-hander allowed four hits and two earned runs, striking out three.

Javier Baez, a 20-year-old Cubs shortstop, homered after David DeJesus doubled to open the game.

Cubs starter Chris Rusin was bumped back after Friday's rainout, but didn't show any ill effects as he threw three shutout innings.

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