|Cleveland Indians (49-38)
|Cincinnati Reds (41-45)
|W: Bieber (8-3) L: Lorenzen (0-2)
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Anthony DeSclafani pitched well and Yasiel Puig came up just short of a cycle, but the bullpen struggled and gave up 5 runs in the final two innings as the Indians beat the Reds on Saturday afternoon.
Eugenio Suarez had a 2-out single to set up Yasiel Puig for a laser beam 2-run home run in the bottom of the 1st inning that put the Reds up 2-1. That would be the final time that Cincinnati would score.
Yasiel Puig would go 3-4 with a single, double, and that previously mentioned 2-run homer. Joey Votto and Eugenio Suarez would both go 1-4. No one else on the team had a hit. No one would draw a walk.
Anthony DeSclafani served up a pair of solo home runs to Francisco Lindor, but those would be the only 2 runs he allowed over 6.0 innings. He gave up 7 hits, walked 2 batters, and he struck out 6 batters.
Michael Lorenzen came on for the 7th inning and got through it unscathed. He wasn’t as lucky in the 8th inning when he gave up a go-ahead 2-run homer to Roberto Perez. In the 9th inning Matt Bowman came on to try and keep it close. He didn’t. The Indians touched him up for 3 runs after walking in a run, and then allowing a 2-run single to Jake Bauers to make it 7-2 and more than enough for Cleveland to hold onto the win with.
Notes Worth Noting
There’s only one game remaining in the first half.
Joey Votto’s hit in the game was a double. It was his 389th of his career, tying him with Dave Concepcion for 3rd all time in franchise history. Barry Larkin is next on the list with 441.
Yasiel Puig doubled at 110.2 MPH and the ball almost went through the center field wall. His home run was hit at 106 MPH.
Alex Wood is scheduled to begin his rehab stint tonight. He has not yet taken the mound, but should within a matter of minutes of this post going live.
Up Next for the Cincinnati Reds
Cleveland Indians vs Cincinnati Reds
Sunday July 7th, 1:10pm
Trevor Bauer (7-6, 3.74 ERA) vs Tyler Mahle (2-8, 4.36 ERA)