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Cleveland Indians
@ Cincinnati Reds

Sunday, May 24, 2009, 1:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

Cliff Lee vs Johnny Cueto

Mostly cloudy,rain. Game time temperature around 80.

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2009 - Cliff Lee 2-5 2.90 1.35 45 13

2009 - Johnny Cueto 4-2 2.35 1.01 40 13

It's a matchup of the 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner vs. the 2009-2013 NL Cy Young Award winner. Who will come out on top?

After getting hit hard on his Opening Day outing, Cliff Lee has pitched very well this season, posting a 2.05 ERA after his first start. He's maintained his outstanding control from 2008 and has only allowed 3 HR in 62 innings pitched this year. This will be the 7th time he has faced the Reds in his career, with the Reds getting to him for over 7 runs per 9 innings in the previous 6 games. Despite that, Lee actually has a 3-2 record against the Reds in his career.

Johnny Cueto faced the Indians twice last season, allowing 3 HR in Cincinnati on May 16th, the only 3 runs he surrendered, and shutting them out over 6.1 innings in Cleveland on June 28th. The Reds won both games with Cueto getting the decision in Cleveland.

There is a threat of rain today, but it is just a threat of scattered showers, so we hopefully won't see any delays with the game. Hopefully the Reds can close out the series with a victory and a series win. Go Reds!