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Indians renew 'Battle of Ohio' with Reds

Jun 8, 2007 - 3:14 PM Cleveland (36-22) at Cincinnati (23-38) 7:10 pm EDT

CINCINNATI (Ticker) -- Round two of the "Battle of Ohio" begins Friday when the Cleveland Indians visit the Cincinnati Reds.

Cleveland took two-of-three games from the Reds last month when the team met at Jacobs Field, and since that series the teams have been heading in opposite directions.

The Indians are 10-7 since the May 18-20 series and are in first place in the American League Central Division. Meanwhile, the Reds have sunk to the bottom of the National League Central Division after losing 11 of 17.

Cleveland starter Cliff Lee (2-3, 6.35 ERA) has a 3-0 career record against the Reds, but his ERA over those four starts is 5.91. Lee has struggled lately - he is 0-3 with a 10.51 ERA during his last three starts.

Cincinnati will counter with Homer Bailey (NR), who will be making his major league debut.

The 21-year-old righthander was the seventh overall draft pick in 2004 and is regarded as one of the top pitching prospects in baseball. In 10 games at Class AAA Louisville this season, Bailey was 6-1 with a 2.31 ERA.

Cleveland's Casey Blake has a career-high 16-game hitting and is batting .339 (21-for-62) during that span. He has raised his average from .255 to .280 during the streak.








  • ML
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CLEVELAND 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 9 0
    CINCINNATI 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 x 4 5 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CLE - CLIFF LEE, ROBERTO HERNANDEZ (7TH), JOE BOROWSKI (8TH) AND
    VICTOR MARTINEZ
    CIN - HOMER BAILEY, MIKE STANTON (6TH), JON COUTLANGUS
    (8TH), GARY MAJEWSKI (8TH),

    Jun 8 10:16 PM


  • ML
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY RYAN GARKO (8) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    9TH OFF DAVID WEATHERS.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 3, CINCINNATI 4
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: G SIZEMORE (.277, 1-FOR-4)

    Indians vs. RedsJun 8 10:11 PM
  • 35
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 35 roots (Close Finish)

    Indians vs. RedsJun 8 10:11 PM


  • ML
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY KEN GRIFFEY JR (14) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF CLIFF LEE.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2, CINCINNATI 4
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: J CONINE (.286, 1-FOR-2, HR, 2 RBI)

    Indians vs. RedsJun 8 9:19 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JEFF CONINE (3) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF CLIFF LEE SCORED BRANDON PHILLIPS.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2, CINCINNATI 3
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: E ENCARNACION (.287, 0-FOR-1)

    Indians vs. RedsJun 8 8:32 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY DAVID DELLUCCI SCORED VICTOR MARTINEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2
    CINCINNATI 1 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J BARFIELD (.244, 0-FOR-1)

    Indians vs. RedsJun 8 8:17 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY BRANDON PHILLIPS (11) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 1ST OFF CLIFF LEE.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 1, CINCINNATI 1
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: K GRIFFEY JR (.281, 13 HR, 34 RBI)

    Indians vs. RedsJun 8 7:30 PM


  • ML
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CLEVELAND 1 1 2 0
    CINCINNATI 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CLE - CLIFF LEE
    CIN - HOMER BAILEY

    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: N HOPPER (.315, 0 HR, 1 RBI)
    B PHILLIPS (.283, 10 HR, 32 RBI)
    K GRIFFEY JR (.281, 13 HR, 3

    Indians vs. RedsJun 8 7:24 PM