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Santana homers for Indians in 12-7 win over Padres

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San Diego Padres' Xavier Nady watches his solo home run off Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Marc Rzepczynski in the fifth inning of a spring exhibition baseball game on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) San Diego Padres' Xavier Nady watches his solo home run off Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Marc Rzepczynski in the fifth inning of a spring exhibition baseball game on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Carlos Santana hit a two-run home run off Tyson Ross, enhancing his chance of opening the season as the Indians' starting third baseman and helping Cleveland beat San Diego 12-7 Wednesday.

Santana is moving from catcher to third base where he is competing with Lonnie Chisenhall for the starting spot. He robbed Chris Denorfia of an extra-base hit with a leaping stab behind the base.

Chisenhall doubled in three trips as the designated hitter to help himself in the competition.

Xavier Nady, who is trying to win a job as the backup to Yonder Alonso at first base, doubled and scored in the fourth inning and tied the game at 4 with a home run off Marc Rzepczynski in the sixth.

Cameron Maybin's bicep injury opens a corner outfield spot for Nady with Will Venable expected to move to center field.

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