Final R H E
  Cincinnati (56-56) 1 8 0
  Cleveland (57-55) 7 10 1
 W: Kluber (12-6)     L: Simon (12-7)
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The game was basically over when Lonnie Chisenhall’s three-run homer cleared the centerfield fence in the fourth inning. The combination of Cleveland’s ace Corey Kluber and the Reds Terrible Offense saw to that.

Alfredo Simon has started four games since the All-Star break and hasn’t made it past five innings in three of them. He also forgot to cover first base on a ball hit to Brayan Peña in the first inning.

Reds designated hitters are now 2 for 19 this year (batting average of .105).

It’s August 4 and Jack Hannahan, the Reds’ plan for backup 1B and 3B, does not yet have a hit. Hannahan did raise his OBP tonight to .077. The general manager could have found someone else in the past 10 months, but that would have been awkward. Hannahan’s ongoing presence on the active roster, let alone in the lineup, of a team competing for the post-season is questionable, to put it mildly.

Jay Bruce had two more hits to the left side against the shift and almost had an extra-base hit into the left-field corner and another one down the first base line. Devin Mesoraco also had two hits. Zack Cozart made a couple nice plays at short-stop. Peña extended his hitting streak to nine games with his eighth-inning RBI double.