Cleveland Downed 7-5 By Cincinnati - Mitch Talbot Takes Loss

Cleveland Downed 7-5 By Cincinnati - Mitch Talbot Takes Loss

Cincinnati grabbed a 7-5 win over Cleveland on Sunday, as Mike Leake was credited with a win at Great American Ball Park.

The Reds were a -174 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 9.5.

Mike Leake earned the victory for the Reds, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 8, walking 2, and allowing 4 hits and 4 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Fred Lewis in the win.

Cleveland's starting pitcher Mitch Talbot worked 4 innings, giving up 10 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Shelley Duncan in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Cincinnati as they had 11 hits, while Cleveland only had 7.

Francisco Cordero pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.

Cincinnati heads into a battle against St. Louis. Cleveland, meanwhile, will have their next action against New York.