MESA, Ariz. -- Brandon Moss had a home run and a triple against his former team, but the Cleveland Indians lost to the Oakland Athletics 3-2 Wednesday.
Moss, acquired by the Indians in an offseason trade, tripled off A's starter Kendall Graveman in the second inning but was stranded at third. He connected with one out in the fourth off Fernando Abad to cut Oakland's lead to 3-2. It was his second homer of the spring.
The A's scored three runs in the second.
Free-agent signee Billy Butler led off the inning with his second homer. Stephen Vogt reached second base on an outfield error and Marcus Semien walked. Billy Burns had an RBI single and Craig Gentry hit a sacrifice fly.