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Reds get better of Tribe once more

9:03 PM, Jun 13, 2012   |    comments
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Cincinnati -- Mat Latos tossed seven solid innings on Wednesday and the Cincinnati Reds took a 5-3 decision over the Cleveland Indians in the second test of a three-game interleague series at Great American Ball Park.

Latos (5-2) followed Johnny Cueto's complete game on Tuesday by allowing just two runs on seven hits and a walk with seven strikeouts to earn the victory. Sean Marshall worked a perfect eighth and Aroldis Chapman allowed a run in the ninth, but recovered to record his seventh save of the season.

Brandon Phillips went 3-for-3 with a two-run home run and three RBI, while Ryan Ludwick and Jay Bruce also knocked in runs for the Reds, who have taken the first two games of this series against their intrastate rivals.

Jose Lopez blasted a solo home run, while Casey Kotchman and Johnny Damon added RBI for the Tribe, who have dropped three of their last four games.

Derek Lowe (7-5) allowed three runs on five hits over six innings in defeat. He struck out four but struggled with command and walked six batters.

 

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