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Indians face Reds, look for ninth straight home win

May 19, 2007 - 2:11 PM Cincinnati (16-26) at Cleveland (25-14) 7:05 pm EDT

CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- The Cleveland Indians aim to extend their home winning streak to nine games when they take on the Cincinnati Reds in the second contest of a three-game interleague series on Saturday.

On Friday, Grady Sizemore matched a season high with four hits, including a two-run homer, to lead the red-hot Indians to a 9-4 triumph over the Reds in the series opener.

It was the fourth straight victory for Cleveland, which has won its last eight games at Jacobs Field. The Indians have scored 64 runs during their current home streak and own a 15-3 overall record at home this season, the best mark in the majors.

A win on Saturday would secure the team's first nine-game home winning streak since May 27-June 19, 2005.

The Indians will look to continue their hot play behind Jeremy Sowers (0-3, 6.56 ERA), who is looking for his first win since September 5. He lost his only start against the Reds, allowing six runs and nine hits in five innings in a 4-2 win last June 25.

The 24-year-old Sowers has giving up six runs in each of his last two starts, including an 8-0 loss at the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on May 10.

Cincinnati will counter with Matt Belisle (3-3, 4.38), who is looking to bounce back from his worst outing of the season. He gave up seven runs and 10 hits in five frames in a 7-1 loss to San Diego last Monday.

The Reds have lost six of their last seven games.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CINCINNATI 0 1 3 0 0 3 0 0 3 10 8 0
    CLEVELAND 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 13 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CIN - MATT BELISLE, JON COUTLANGUS (6TH), TODD COFFEY (8TH), DAVID
    WEATHERS (8TH) AND DAVID ROSS
    CLE - JEREMY SOWERS, EDWARD MUJICA (7TH), FERNANDO
    CABRERA (9TH),

    May 19 10:17 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TROT NIXON SCORED VICTOR MARTINEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T NIXON ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 10
    CLEVELAND 5 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J PERALTA (.270, 1-FOR-3, BB, HR, RBI)

    Reds vs. IndiansMay 19 10:17 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY JEFF CONINE SCORED RYAN FREEL. ERROR BY
    JOSH BARFIELD ALLOWED KEN GRIFFEY JR TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J CONINE ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 10
    CLEVELAND 4 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: A DUNN (.268, 0-FOR-2, 2 BB)

    Reds vs. IndiansMay 19 10:05 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    PASSED BALL BY VICTOR MARTINEZ ALLOWED DAVID ROSS TO
    SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K GRIFFEY JR ON FIRST, R FREEL ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 8
    CLEVELAND 4 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: B PHILLIPS (.293, 2-FOR-4, HR, 3 RBI)

    Reds vs. IndiansMay 19 10:00 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JHONNY PERALTA (9) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 0
    OUT IN THE 6TH OFF MATT BELISLE.
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 7, CLEVELAND 4
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: D DELLUCCI (.236, 0-FOR-2)

    Reds vs. IndiansMay 19 8:51 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY DAVID ROSS (4) TO CENTER WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 6TH OFF JEREMY SOWERS SCORED JEFF CONINE AND JEFF KEPPINGER.
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 7, CLEVELAND 3
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: R FREEL (.259, 0-FOR-3)

    Reds vs. IndiansMay 19 8:47 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY VICTOR MARTINEZ SCORED JOSH BARFIELD AND CASEY
    BLAKE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, V MARTINEZ ON FIRST, T HAFNER ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 4
    CLEVELAND 3 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: T NIXON (.277, 1-FOR-1)

    Reds vs. IndiansMay 19 8:04 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY BRANDON PHILLIPS (7) TO LEFT WITH 1
    OUT IN THE 3RD OFF JEREMY SOWERS SCORED NORRIS HOPPER AND KEN GRIFFEY
    JR.
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 4, CLEVELAND 1
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: J CONINE (.274, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Reds vs. IndiansMay 19 7:47 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JEFF CONINE SCORED BRANDON PHILLIPS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J CONINE ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 1
    CLEVELAND 1 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: A DUNN (.272, 11 HR, 25 RBI)

    Reds vs. IndiansMay 19 7:23 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY TRAVIS HAFNER (8) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 2
    OUT IN THE 1ST OFF MATT BELISLE.
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 0, CLEVELAND 1
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: V MARTINEZ (.317, 5 HR, 29 RBI)

    Reds vs. IndiansMay 19 7:16 PM