Recap - Cincinnati Defeats Cleveland 4-2
Cleveland dropped a 4-2 decision at Great American Ball Park on Monday as Cincinnati legged out a win behind winning pitcher Jonathan Broxton.
The Reds were a -149 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 9.5.
Cincinnati got 7 1/3 innings from Mike Leake, who gave up 1 earned run on 5 hits, while striking out 7. Jonathan Broxton earned the victory, while the Reds got 2 RBIs from Joey Votto in the win.
Cleveland got a 7-inning outing from Ubaldo Jimenez in the loss. He gave up 2 earned runs, 4 walks and 4 hits in his time on the mound, while Jason Kipnis had 1 hit in the loss for the Indians.
The battle of the bats favored Cincinnati as they had 6 hits, while Cleveland only had 5.
Aroldis Chapman pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.