Cincinnati 12, Cleveland 5

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, June 14, 2012 12:35 PM
Location - Great American Ball Park
Temperature - 77°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dana DeMuth, First Base - Alan Porter, Second Base - Kerwin Danley, Third Base - Paul Nauert,
Attendance - 34193

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cleveland 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 5 12 2
Cincinnati 3 0 1 2 5 1 0 0 12 17 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 32-30 16-16 16-14 L3
Cincinnati 35-27 20-13 15-14 W3

Recap


Reds 12, Indians 5: Red-hot Brandon Phillips had three hits with a homer and four RBIs and Joey Votto belted a three-run homer as host Cincinnati completed a three-game sweep of Cleveland.

Ryan Ludwick also clubbed a two-run homer among his three hits and the Reds collected a season-high 17 hits in sweeping the Indians for the first time since 2008.

Shin-Soo Choo had a pair of solo homers and Asdrubal Cabrera and Lou Marson had three hits apiece for Cleveland, which lost for the fourth time in the last five games.

Jose Arredondo (4-1) pitched two-thirds of an inning to get the win in relief of starter Mike Leake, who was pulled after giving up three runs on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Indians starter Josh Tomlin (3-4) was battered for six runs on 10 hits in four innings to suffer his first loss in five interleague decisions.

Votto's 12th homer in the first inning erased a 2-0 deficit and Phillips added a solo blast in the third and a two-run single in the fourth before the Reds broke it open with a five-run fifth to make it 11-3.

Cleveland's Michael Brantley extended his hitting streak to 21 games, the longest active streak in the majors.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Phillips went 8-for-13 with seven RBIs in the three-game series. He has four straight multi-hit games ... Reds manager Dusty Baker reacted angrily to Indians RHP Derek Lowe's postgame comments Wednesday, in which the veteran sinkerball said he didn't respect Baker over a past incident. The reaction by Baker: "I really don't care if he respects me or not. I don't really care what he says." ... Choo has six homers in 21 games against Cincinnati ... Reds CF Kris Negron had a pinch-hit single in the fifth for his first major-league hit. Teammate Chris Heisey left the game with a groin strain.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Cincinnati
Josh Tomlin Player Mike Leake
Loss W/L No Decision
4.0 IP 4.1
1 Strikeouts 6
10 Hits 7
13.50 ERA 6.23
Hitting
Cleveland   Cincinnati
Asdrubal Cabrera Player Ryan Ludwick
3 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
5 TB 7
.750 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 12 2 21 .308 17 11 5 3 0 2
Cincinnati 17 3 29 .405 22 8 10 4 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against NY Mets. The Reds have a W/L % of .486 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Indians have a W/L % of .469 after a win and .567 after a loss.