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Indians Vs. Reds Final Score: Cleveland Drops Second Straight Against Cincinnati 5-3

The Cleveland Indians have dropped two in a row against the Cincinnati Reds. They lost 5-3 Wednesday night after dropping the series opener 7-1 on Tuesday.

Brandon Phillips hit 3-for-3, including a two-run home run to deep left center in the seventh that put the Reds up 5-2.

Michael Brantley extended his hit streak to 20 games with a single in the fourth. The streak is a career high and it is tied for the longest in the MLB this season. It's the longest for a Cleveland player since Casey Blake's 26-game streak in 2007.

Mat Latos improved to 5-3 with the win. He struck out seven and gave up seven hits in seven innings.

Game 3 of the series is at 12:35 p.m. ET on Thursday.

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