Bronson Arroyo vs Justin Masterson Tilt Ends in Cleveland 5-2 Win
Cincinnati dropped a 5-2 decision at Progressive Field on Wednesday as Cleveland legged out a win behind winning pitcher Justin Masterson.
The Indians were a -135 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 8.5.
Justin Masterson earned the victory for the Indians, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 7, walking 4, and allowing 4 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Jason Giambi in the win.
Cincinnati got a 5 2/3-inning outing from Bronson Arroyo in the loss. He gave up 5 earned runs, 1 walk and 8 hits in his time on the mound, while Brandon Phillips had 2 hits in the loss for the Reds.
The battle of the bats favored Cleveland as they had 9 hits, while Cincinnati only had 6.
Vinnie Pestano pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.