Cleveland loses 7-1 to Cincinnati

9:07 PM, Jun 12, 2012   |    comments
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CINCINNATI -- Johnny Cueto tossed his second complete game of the season Tuesday as the Cincinnati Reds topped their intrastate rival Cleveland Indians, 7-1, in the opener of a three-game set at Great American Ball Park.

Cueto (7-3) threw 81 of his season-high 122 pitches for strikes and allowed just a run on six hits. He struck out seven and did not walk a batter to collect the win.

Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and an RBI single, Wilson Valdez added three hits and an RBI and Jay Bruce contributed an RBI for the Reds, who bounced back nicely after losing two of three to Detroit over the weekend.

Jason Kipnis knocked in the only run of the night for the Indians, losers in two of their last three games.

Jeanmar Gomez (4-5) was tagged with the loss after allowing two runs -- one earned -- on six hits and four walks over five innings.

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