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Cincinnati Downed 10-9 By Cleveland - Sam LeCure Takes Loss

Cincinnati Downed 10-9 By Cleveland - Sam LeCure Takes Loss

Cincinnati dropped a 10-9 decision at Progressive Field on Monday as Cleveland legged out a win behind winning pitcher Joe Smith.

Cleveland was favored by -107 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 9.5.

Cleveland got 5 innings from Derek Lowe, who gave up 7 earned runs on 11 hits, while striking out 2. Joe Smith earned the victory, while the Indians got 3 RBIs from Casey Kotchman in the win.

Cincinnati's starting pitcher Mat Latos worked 4 innings, giving up 8 hits and 7 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Brandon Phillips in a losing cause.

Cincinnati outhit their counterparts 14-13 in the game.

The game was closed out by Chris Perez who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 2 hits, 0 walks and fanned 2 batters to earn the save.