June 20, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Justin Masterson (center) is congratulated by his teammates after throwing a complete game against the Cincinnati Reds in an 8-1 win at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

Indians Vs. Reds: Tribe Completes Sweep Of Reds To Split Battle Of Ohio

One week after being swept in Cincinnati, the Indians rebounded with a sweep of the Reds at Progressive Field.

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Indians Vs. Reds: Cleveland Sweeps Cincinnati With Dominant Win

The Indians finished off a three-game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night with an 8-1 win at Progressive Field.

Justin Masterson was brilliant for Cleveland, pitching a complete game and giving up just three hits. He struck out nine. When Masterson allowed a run on a Willie Harris ground out in the eighth inning, it ended his 18-inning scoreless streak.

The Indians took a 5-0 lead in the fourth inning off a pair of home runs. Johnny Damon hit a two-run shot, just his third of the season. This was followed by Asdrubal Cabrera's second in as many days, a three-run bomb to right-center field.

Lonnie Chisenhall extended the lead to 8-0 with a bases loaded double in the seventh inning.

The Indians have an off-day Thursday. They will begin a three-game series in Houston on Friday.

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Indians Vs. Reds Score Update: Home Runs Have Cleveland On Top

The Cleveland Indians lead the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 after seven innings on Wednesday night, thanks to a pair of home runs.

In the fourth inning, Johnny Damon hit a two-run home run to open the scoring. Later in that same inning, Asdrubal Cabrera followed it up with a three-run shot.

Cabrera's blast is his second home run in as many days. He hit a walk-off, two-run homer in the bottom of the tenth Tuesday night to give the Indians a win.

Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo was replaced by Alfredo Simon after that fourth inning. Arroyo gave up five hits, walked two and struck out two.

Indians pitcher Justin Masterson has given up only two hits in seven innings of work, with four strikeouts.

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Indians Vs. Reds: Tribe Goes For Sweep On Wednesday Night

After participating in four slugfests over the course of two weeks, the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds battled in a nail-biter on Tuesday night when Asdrubal Cabrera hit a walk-off, two-run homerun in the bottom of the tenth inning to complete a 3-2 win in the Tribe's favor. Now, the team is in position to avenge a sweep at the hands of their in-state rivals by putting together a sweep of their own on Wednesday night at Progressive Field.

The projected starters are Bronson Arroyo for the Reds and Justin Masterson for the Indians. Arroyo is 3-4 with a 3.84 ERA over 82 innings pitched in 13 apparences this season, while Masterson is 3-6 with a 4.38 ERA over 88.1 innings pitched in 14 starts this season. Both Arroyo and Masterson are 1-3 in their last four decisions.

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Indians Vs. Reds Final Score: Cabrera's 2-Run Home Run Gives Cleveland 3-2 Win In 10th

Asdrubal Cabrera hit a two-run homer off flame throwing Cincinnati reliever Aroldis Chapman to give the Cleveland Indians a 3-2 win in extra innings at Progressive Field on Tuesday night.

The Indians' shortstop won the game after Shin-Soo Choo set the table with a single up the middle, creating the opportunity for the game winner and giving Cleveland their second one-run win in the interleague series against the in-state rival Reds.

Chris Heisley accounted for both Cincinnati runs, singling home Zack Cozart in the first inning and then scoring on a wild pitch in the 10th to give the Reds a lead and set up Cabrera to deliver his herorics. Chapman took the loss for the Reds along with his third blown save on the season which spoiled a solid start by Mike Leake.

Cleveland used five pitchers to keep the Reds offense in check all night as starter Josh Tomlin pitched into seventh inning, giving up just one run. Reliever Nick Hagadone earned the win, his first on the year after 22 appearances. The win improved the Indians' record to 35-32 on the season and put them back in first place in the AL Central Division by percentage points over the Chicago White Sox.

The two teams will wrap up their series on Wednesday night with Cincinnati's Bronson Arroyo scheduled to start against Clevelan's Justin Masterson.

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Indians Vs. Reds: Starting Lineups For Tuesday

On Monday night, the Cleveland Indians allowed nine runs for a third consecutive game, but the team managed to score ten runs, which offset what is becoming a consistent lack of defense. When the Tribe takes the field on Tuesday night in the second game of a three-game interleague set against the Cincinnati Reds, the club may just look to leave their gloves at home and go for a repeat of the slugfest.

Here is the projected lineups for Tuesday:

Indians

1. Shin-Soo Choo, Right Field

2. Asdrubal Cabrera, Short Stop

3. Jason Kipnis, Second Base

4. Carlos Santana, Catcher

5. Michael Brantley, Center Field

6. Casey Kotchman, First Base

7. Jack Hannahan, Third Base

8. Shelley Duncan, Left Field

9. Lonnie Chisenhall, Designated Hitter

Starting Pitcher: Josh Tomlin

Cincinnati

1. Zack Cozart, Short Stop

2. Chris Heisey, Center Field

3. Joey Votto, First Base

4. Brandon Phillips, Second Base

5. Jay Bruce, Right Field

6. Ryan Ludwick, Designated Hitetr

7. Scott Rolen, Third Base

8. Todd Frazier, Left Field

9. Devin Mesoraco, Catcher

Starting Pitcher: Mike Leake

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Indians Vs. Reds: Josh Tomlin Looks To Atone For Last Week's Disaster In Cincinnati

The Cleveland Indians host the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday in Game 2 of a three-game series.

After an awful start against the Reds last week, Cleveland starter Josh Tomlin will try to exact some revenge -- and chip away at his 5.56 ERA. Tomlin, 3-4, was tagged for 10 hits and six earned runs in the 12-5 series finale loss in Cinci. He lasted just 4.0 innings.

Tomlin's ERA after one start this season was 7.20, and he's had a tough time getting down. It got as low at 4.67 on May 7, but promptly shot back up. In his four starts since then, he has given up 17 runs and has nine strikeouts to six walks. He has two K's in his last two starts.

The Reds will start Mike Leake, who is 2-5 with a 5.05 ERA. Last week against Cleveland he pitched 4.1 innings and gave up three earned runs.

The Indians go into Tuesday's matchup 0.5-games back of the AL Central-leading Chicago White Sox -- but just two games ahead of the surging Detroit Tigers.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 Eastern.

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Indians Vs. Reds: Cincinnati's Mat Latos Says Cleveland Stealing Signs

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mat Latos accused the Cleveland Indians of stealing signs, according to an article from Cincinnati.com.

Latos, whose ERA rose to 5.20 after getting shelled Monday in Cleveland, was subtle -- but pretty clear -- with his accusation.

After making a vague comment about it was "ironic" that the Indians hit so well with runners on second base, he was asked to clarify. From the Cincinnati.com article:

"When you go back and look at video, a couple runners on second base, they put better swings on the ball than they did most of the time without a runner on second base.

"[Shin Soo-]Choo hit that double (fourth inning), and then (Asdrubal) Cabrera was up. Me and Hanigan changed the signs up and called for a slider. We were going with a certain call, and that certain call that we were going with beforehand was a curveball. And I threw a slider, and he was looking breaking ball and was jammed on a slider. That, to me, shows me a little something.

"But other than that, again, I was up in the zone. I made a couple of bad mistakes and they hit ‘em. That's the way baseball goes, and it is what it is."

This allegation, veiled as it may have been, will add some intrigue to a series that already has a nice extracurricular storyline. Last week, Reds manager Dusty Baker and Indians pitcher Derek Lowe got into a spat of their own. And who said interleague play wasn't fun?

Tuesday's game is scheduled for 7:05 Eastern.

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Indians Vs. Reds Final Score: Cleveland Wins High-Scoring Affair

The Cleveland Indians are back in the winning column in interleague play. They beat the Cincinnati Reds 10-9 at home on Monday night.

Coming into the game, the Indians had lost five of six, including their last two against the Pittsburgh Pirates, giving up 9 runs in both contests.

Lonnie Chisenhall lined out in the eighth inning to finish a double away from the cycle. He went 3-for-4.

Shin-Soo Choo hit 2-fo-5 with two RBI's, including his sixth home run of the year in the first inning.

Casey Kotchman also homered for Cleveland.

Derek Lowe pitched five innings, gave up 11 hits and seven runs and struck out two for a no-decision. Joe Smith (5-1) was credited with the win.

Mat Latos pitched four innings for the Reds, giving up seven runs and eight hits and striking out four. Sam LeCure (2-2) walked away with a loss after pitching two innings and giving up two runs.

Chris Perez gave up a run off a single from Jay Bruce in the ninth, but held on to earn his 22nd save of the season.

Game two of the series is Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. ET.

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Score Update: Indians and Reds Tied After Five

The Cleveland Indians are looking to snap a two-game losing streak at home against the Cincinnati Reds. After five innings, the teams are tied 7-7.

Shin-Soo Choo opened the scoring with a solo home run, just his sixth of the season, in the first inning. Joey Votto tied it at 1 with a homer of his own in the bottom of the first.

Scott Rolen and Ryan Hanigan both had RBI singles in the top of the second, but the Indians took a one-run lead into the third. Lonnie Chisenhall homered to deep right in the bottom of the second.

Cincinnati scored two in the third after Ryan Ludwick doubled in Brandon Phillips and Scott Rolen singled in Jay Bruce.

Cleveland took the lead back in the fourth after a homer from Casey Kotchman and an RBI-double from Choo.

Phillips scored Votto on a double in the second and, on the same at-bat, a fielding error from Johnny Damon allowed Phillips to score.

Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos was replaced by Sam LeCure after giving up seven runs in four innings. Joe Smith replaced Indians starter Derek Lowe after Lowe gave up seven in five innings.

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Indians Vs. Reds: Starting Lineups For Monday

After allowing nine runs in consecutive games against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Cleveland Indians will hope that they can stifle the Cincinnati Reds offense in the first game of a three-game interleague set on Monday night. This will be no easy task, however, as the Reds recently outscored the Tribe 24-9 in a three-game sweep last week. The Indians will send out Derek Lowe in hopes that he can hold the Reds down.

Here is the lineup he will have to face:

Cincinnati

1. Zack Cozart, Short Stop

2. Chris Heisey, Center Field

3. Joey Votto, First Base

4. Brandon Phillips, Second Base

5. Jay Bruce, Right Field

6. Ryan Ludwick, Left Field

7. Scott Rolen, Third Base

8. Todd Frazier, Designated Hitter

9. Ryan Hanigan, Catcher

Starting Pitcher: Mat Latos; 5-2, 4.64 ERA.

Indians

1. Shin-Soo Choo, Right Field

2. Asdrubal Cabrera, Short Stop

3. Jason Kipnis, Second Base

4. Jose Lopez, Designated Hitter

5. Michael Brantley, Center Field

6. Carlos Santana, Catcher

7. Johnny Damon, Left Field

8. Casey Kotchman, First Base

9. Lonnie Chisenhall, Third Base

Starting Pitcher: Derek Lowe; 7-5, 3.78 ERA

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Indians Vs. Reds Preview: Derek Lowe, Mat Latos And ... Dusty Baker Set To Duel

The Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds are set to start another three-game series. The Tribe was swept in the last one just last week. For more on the Indians, check out Let's Go Tribe.

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