Cincinnati Tops Cleveland 12-5 - Recap
Shin-Soo Choo swatted 2 round trippers and drove in 2 runs but it wasn't enough as Reds defeated Cleveland 12-5 at Great American Ball Park.
Cincinnati was favored by -122 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 9.5.
Cincinnati got 4 1/3 innings from Mike Leake, who gave up 3 earned runs on 7 hits, while striking out 6. Jose Arredondo earned the victory, while the Reds got 4 RBIs from Brandon Phillips in the win.
Cleveland's starting pitcher Josh Tomlin worked 4 innings, giving up 10 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Asdrubal Cabrera in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Cincinnati as they had 17 hits, while Cleveland only had 12.
Next game, Cincinnati takes its act on the road to face New York looking for another win. For Cleveland, they head home to face Pittsburgh.