CLEVELAND -- Lonnie Chisenhall went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI to help the Indians outslug the Reds, 10-9 in the opener of a three-game series.
Casey Kotchman also homered and knocked in three runs and Shin-Soo Choo added a solo shot and an RBI double for Cleveland, which had lost five of six coming in, including three straight in Cincinnati last week.
The Reds followed that Ohio Cup Series sweep by taking three in a row against the Mets in New York, but watched starter Mat Latos surrender seven runs in just four innings on Monday.
His counterpart, Derek Lowe, also gave up seven runs over five frames. Joe Smith (5-1) eared the win with 1 2/3 innings of relief, and Chris Perez converted his 22nd consecutive save despite giving up a run in the ninth.
Joey Votto and Jay Bruce both went deep for the Reds, while Scott Rolen, fresh off the disabled list, went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI.
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