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Bryan Price wins in managerial debut, Ludwick and Votto drive in runs as Reds beat Indians 8-3

  • Cleveland Indians pitcher Justin Masterson signs autographs before an exhibition baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Goodyear, Ariz., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Cleveland Indians pitcher Justin Masterson signs autographs before an exhibition baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Goodyear, Ariz., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)  (The Associated Press)

  • Cincinnati Reds' Billy Hamilton swings a bat in the on-deck circle before the first inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in Goodyear, Ariz., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Cincinnati Reds' Billy Hamilton swings a bat in the on-deck circle before the first inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in Goodyear, Ariz., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)  (The Associated Press)

  • Justin King, of Jerome, Idaho, waits for player autographs before an exhibition baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians in Goodyear, Ariz., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Justin King, of Jerome, Idaho, waits for player autographs before an exhibition baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians in Goodyear, Ariz., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)  (The Associated Press)

Bryan Price won in his managerial debut, Ryan Ludwick and Joey Votto singled home runs, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Cleveland Indians 8-3 on Wednesday.

Price was elevated from pitching coach to manager when the Reds fired Dusty Baker after last season despite their third playoff appearance in four years. Price managed a game for the first time at any level.

Chris Heisey hit a two-run homer and a double in the spring training opener for both Ohio teams. Ludwick has recovered from a shoulder injury that cost him most of last season and limited him after his return.

Billy Hamilton, who stole 13 bases for the Reds last September, drew a walk and stole a base as the Reds leadoff hitter.

Ryan Raburn doubled and scored for the Indians.