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Box > Cincinnati 5, Cleveland 4
Reds are double trouble for Tribe
Ken Griffey Jr. hit two home runs, even went back-to-back with Joe Randa in the second inning, but the spotlight belonged to Felipe Lopez, who drove in Wily Mo Pena to beat the Indians with an RBI double in the ninth inning.
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Wily Mo Pena gets a warm welcome after scoring the Reds' winning run. (Tony Dejak/AP)
Jose Hernandez hit his second and third home runs of the season, but that wasn't enough to keep Cleveland from falling to Cincinnati. Starter Scott Elarton, who gave a solid performance, didn't factor in the decision.
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CIN
Cincinnati (30-43)
Won 3
Cincinnati 5, Cleveland 4   CLE
Cleveland (37-34)
Lost 4
June 24, 2005
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Cincinnati
0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1   5 10 0
Cleveland
2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   4 8 1
Standings through 6/24/05  |  Gameday  |  Reds Stats  |  Indians Stats
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lopez, F, SS5121010.292
Aurilia, 2B3000200.261
Casey, 1B4001012.316
Griffey, CF4232010.280
Randa, DH4121012.296
Dunn, LF4010030.246
Pena, RF4110022.274
LaRue, C3010002.256
Encarnacion, E, 3B4000022.000
Totals35510521110 

BATTING
2B: Lopez, F (17, Howry).
HR: Griffey 2 (14, 2nd inning off Elarton, 0 on, 0 out; 8th inning off Sauerbeck, 0 on, 1 out), Randa (12, 2nd inning off Elarton, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Lopez, F 3; Griffey 9; Randa 5; Dunn; Pena; LaRue.
RBI: Griffey 2 (50), Randa (40), Casey (33), Lopez, F (44).
2-out RBI: Lopez, F.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Randa; LaRue; Casey.
S: LaRue.
SF: Casey.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Pena (Martinez at home).
DP: (Encarnacion, E-Aurilia-Casey).

 
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF2100201.304
Blake, RF4010012.219
Crisp, LF4000002.279
Hafner, DH4110011.279
Martinez, C3011110.229
Belliard, 2B4011022.289
Hernandez, 1B3222010.239
a-Broussard, PH1010000.250
Boone, 3B3000111.197
Peralta, SS4010002.272
Totals324844711 

a-Singled for Hernandez in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Belliard (11, Milton).
HR: Hernandez 2 (3, 2nd inning off Milton, 0 on, 0 out; 4th inning off Milton, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Blake; Hafner; Martinez; Belliard 2; Hernandez 8; Broussard; Peralta.
RBI: Martinez (27), Belliard (30), Hernandez 2 (16).
2-out RBI: Martinez; Belliard.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Belliard; Blake.
GIDP: Peralta.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Sizemore (9, 2nd base off Milton/LaRue).
CS: Peralta (2, 2nd base by Coffey/LaRue).

FIELDING
E: Elarton (2, throw).

 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Milton 6.06444527.70
Coffey 1.01000104.35
Mercker (W, 2-1)1.00000002.87
Weathers (S, 3)1.01000103.89
 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Elarton 6.07331724.76
Miller (H, 4)1.00000101.61
Sauerbeck (BS, 1)0.11110013.48
Rhodes 0.20000200.91
Howry (L, 4-2)1.02111103.73

Pitches-strikes: Milton 106-63, Coffey 10-6, Mercker 6-4, Weathers 12-8, Elarton 92-62, Miller 8-5, Sauerbeck 12-8, Rhodes 9-6, Howry 22-14.
Ground outs-fly outs: Milton 7-5, Coffey 0-1, Mercker 1-2, Weathers 1-1, Elarton 3-8, Miller 1-1, Sauerbeck 1-0, Rhodes 0-0, Howry 1-1.
Batters faced: Milton 26, Coffey 3, Mercker 3, Weathers 4, Elarton 26, Miller 3, Sauerbeck 2, Rhodes 2, Howry 6.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Layne. 1B: Tony Randazzo. 2B: Paul Emmel. 3B: Tom Hallion.
Weather: 88 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:47.
Att: 27,129.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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