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Box > Cleveland 4, Cincinnati 3
Tribe tips scale in Buckeye battle
The Reds rallied to tie things up in the eighth, but Cincinnati's bullpen gave it back in the bottom of the frame. Jason LaRue had homered in the second to give the Reds an early 2-0 lead.
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Victor Martinez singles off Cincinnati's David Weathers to put the Tribe ahead for good. (Mark Duncan/AP)
Victor Martinez, slowly warming in the June heat, came off the bench to single in Jody Gerut with the tie-breaking run in the eighth. The Indians improved to 4-2 against the Reds, claiming both series of the Showdown for Ohio.
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CIN
Cincinnati (30-45)
Lost 2
Cleveland 4, Cincinnati 3   CLE
Cleveland (39-34)
Won 2
June 26, 2005
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Cincinnati
0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   3 8 0
Cleveland
0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 X   4 9 2
Standings through 6/26/05  |  Gameday  |  Reds Stats  |  Indians Stats
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lopez, F, SS5020003.301
Aurilia, 2B4000113.258
Casey, 1B4110012.320
Griffey, DH3000112.275
Randa, 3B3000104.293
Dunn, LF4010001.246
Pena, RF4110012.272
LaRue, C4122001.262
Romano, CF2010110.353
a-Cruz, PH1000000.246
Totals343824518 

a-Grounded out for Romano in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Dunn (14, Sabathia), LaRue (10, Betancourt).
HR: LaRue (6, 2nd inning off Sabathia, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Lopez, F 2; Casey; Dunn 2; Pena; LaRue 6; Romano.
RBI: LaRue 2 (25).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Randa; LaRue; Aurilia.
GIDP: Lopez, F; Randa.
Team LOB: 8.

 
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF5220011.309
Crisp, LF3010100.289
Hafner, DH3012012.286
Broussard, 1B3011111.254
Belliard, 2B4020005.296
Gerut, RF4110006.293
Blake, 3B4000022.216
Cora, SS4000001.215
Bard, C2100100.170
a-Martinez, PH-C1011000.239
Totals334943518 

a-Singled for Bard in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Hafner (16, Harang), Sizemore (17, Harang), Gerut (6, Weathers).
TB: Sizemore 3; Crisp; Hafner 2; Broussard; Belliard 2; Gerut 2; Martinez.
RBI: Hafner 2 (40), Broussard (30), Martinez (30).
2-out RBI: Martinez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gerut 3; Belliard.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Blake (4, throw), Belliard (6, fielding).
DP: 2 (Blake-Belliard-Broussard, Belliard-Cora-Broussard).

 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Harang 6.06333404.11
Shackelford 0.21000100.00
Weathers (L, 4-1)1.02110004.02
Mercker 0.10000002.84
 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sabathia 5.04222314.60
Sauerbeck (H, 8)1.00001003.32
Betancourt (H, 6)0.12000102.29
Rhodes (BS, 2)1.11101100.87
Howry (W, 5-2)0.10000003.69
Wickman (S, 21)1.01000002.79

IBB: Broussard (by Harang).
HBP: Hafner (by Shackelford).
Pitches-strikes: Harang 120-80, Shackelford 8-7, Weathers 24-17, Mercker 6-3, Sabathia 98-61, Sauerbeck 13-6, Betancourt 8-7, Rhodes 26-14, Howry 5-3, Wickman 10-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Harang 4-10, Shackelford 1-0, Weathers 3-0, Mercker 1-0, Sabathia 7-5, Sauerbeck 3-0, Betancourt 0-0, Rhodes 2-1, Howry 0-1, Wickman 2-1.
Batters faced: Harang 27, Shackelford 4, Weathers 5, Mercker 1, Sabathia 20, Sauerbeck 4, Betancourt 3, Rhodes 6, Howry 1, Wickman 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Weathers 2-0, Mercker 1-0, Rhodes 2-0, Howry 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Paul Emmel. 1B: Tom Hallion. 2B: Jerry Layne. 3B: Tony Randazzo.
Weather: 85 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 5 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:04.
Att: 29,355.

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