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You don't lose in Cleveland, you lose in Cincinnati! Reds beat Indians, 10-3.

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Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game

Drew Stubbs.  Our boy light tower powered his way to this honor, going 2-4 with a home run, a stolen base, two runs scored, and four RBI.  Honorable mentions go to Jay Bruce, Brandon Phillips, and Orlando Cabrera.

Key Plays

  • Aaron Harang allowed two baserunners in each of his first three innings, but it was the Reds who scored first.  In the second inning, Aaron Laffey walked Jay Bruce, and then Drew Stubbs slammed a home run to right field.  Reds lead, 2-0.
  • The Reds loaded the bases in the next inning on a Brandon Phillips single, Orlando Cabrera double, and a walk to Joey Votto.  All three scored without the Reds getting another hit.  Scott Rolen walked to force in Phillips, Jonny Gomes hit a sacrifice fly to bring in Cabrera, and Votto scored on Bruce's sacrifice fly.  Reds lead, 5-0.
  • The Indians did their best to make a game of it in the fifth inning.  Harang walked MLS star Trevor Crowe, and then Carlos Santana hit a home run.  The kid's pr'good.  Reds lead, 5-2.
  • Joe Sheehan-approved genius manager Tony LaRussa took out Aaron Laffey and put in Joe Smith to face the Rollickin' Reds.  Scott Rolen immediately homered off him.  God, that's satisfying.  Then Jonny Gomes singled and Jay Bruce doubled.  Drew "Matchmaker" Stubbs thought they should both meet, and so he brought them together at home plate with a single of his own.  Then he stole second, and when Ramon Hernandez beat out an infield hit, Stubbs scored on Anderson Hernandez's errant throw.  Four runs, and no outs.  But then Aaron Harang, Phillips, and Cabrera all made outs.  Reds lead, 9-2.
  • Jhonny Peralta jhomered in the sixth.  Reds lead, 9-3.
  • In the seventh inning, Jay Bruce doubled off of Frank Herrmann, who was clearly early for German Heritage Night.  Bruce moved to third on Stubbs's groundout, and scored on Laynce Nix's infield hit.  Reds win, 10-3.

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Other Notes

  • Carlos Santana is OPSing 1.114.  Goodness.
  • This win gave the Reds a winning interleague record for the season so far.  They are 7-6.  Five of those losses came to the Royals and Mariners.  Cincinnati is 12-4 against Cleveland over the last three years.  Sam Wyche approves.
  • After not scoring any runs for Aaron Harang in his last two starts, the offense put up 10 tonight.  More of that, please!
  • Joey Votto walked twice.  His base-reaching streak continues!
  • The Cardinals lost to the Royals.  We are back in first place!

 


 

Final - 6.25.2010 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland Indians 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 9 2
Cincinnati Reds 0 2 3 0 4 0 1 0 X 10 12 0
WP: Aaron Harang (6 - 7)
LP: Aaron Laffey (0 - 2)

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