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Box > Cleveland 8, Cincinnati 7
Tribe battles back, tops Reds
After taking the early lead on Jason LaRue's three-run homer, the Reds bullpen let the game slip away. Danny Graves gave up a three-run double in the bottom of the eighth for his sixth blown save of the year.
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The Indians celebrate as three runs score on Coco Crisp's double in the bottom of the eighth. (Ron Schwane/AP)
The Indians kept chipping away at an early Reds lead, and finally took the lead on Coco Crisp's three-RBI double in the bottom of the eighth. The Reds made it close, scoring two off Jose Jimenez before he got the save.
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Cincinnati (34-27)
Lost 5
Cleveland 8, Cincinnati 7  
Cleveland (28-31)
Won 2
June 12, 2004
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Cincinnati
0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 2   7 10 0
Cleveland
0 0 0 1 1 0 2 4 X   8 9 0
Standings through 6/12/04  |  Gameday  |  Reds Stats  |  Indians Stats
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Freel, RF3000200.237
Lopez, SS5000012.147
Casey, 1B4110101.369
Griffey, CF4100123.257
Jimenez, 2B2220300.258
Dunn, LF5131014.260
Cruz, DH5023025.273
1-Hummel, PR-DH0000000.184
Larson, 3B3100105.226
LaRue, C4123003.213
Totals3571078623 


1-Ran for Cruz in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Casey (22, Elarton), Jimenez (12, Jimenez), Dunn (10, Jimenez).
HR: LaRue (3, 4th inning off Elarton, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Casey 2; Jimenez 3; Dunn 4; Cruz 2; LaRue 5.
RBI: LaRue 3 (16), Cruz 3 (15), Dunn (41).
2-out RBI: LaRue 3, Cruz 3, Dunn.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: LaRue 2, Larson, Griffey.
GIDP: Larson.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Jimenez (7, 2nd base off Elarton/Martinez, S), Freel (9, 2nd base off White/Martinez, S).
CS: LaRue (2, 2nd base by White/Martinez, S).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Dunn (Vizquel at 2nd base).
DP: (Dunn-Jimenez).

 
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lawton, LF4111011.319
Vizquel, SS4010000.290
Gerut, RF4010011.268
Blake, 3B3100101.267
Hafner, DH3320100.312
Belliard, 2B3222100.323
Broussard, 1B4110003.242
Crisp, CF4014013.252
Martinez, S, C2000011.000
a-Merloni, PH0001000.270
Laker, C1000001.149
Totals328983411 

a-Hit a sacrifice fly for Martinez, S in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Hafner 2 (20, Van Poppel, Van Poppel), Belliard (19, Van Poppel), Gerut (13, Van Poppel), Crisp (8, Graves).
HR: Lawton (9, 4th inning off Van Poppel, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Lawton 4; Vizquel; Gerut 2; Hafner 4; Belliard 3; Broussard; Crisp 2.
RBI: Lawton (31), Belliard 2 (24), Crisp 4 (12), Merloni (9).
2-out RBI: Belliard, Crisp 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Martinez, S, Blake, Lawton, Broussard, Laker.
SF: Merloni.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crisp (7, 2nd base off Jones/LaRue).

FIELDING
PB: Martinez, S (1).
DP: (Blake-Belliard-Broussard).

 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Van Poppel 6.07441314.62
Matthews (H, 3)0.10000003.27
Jones (H, 15)1.10111103.89
Norton (L, 0-2)0.00111004.70
Graves (BS, 6)0.12220003.67
 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Elarton 5.04556419.71
White 0.21001003.24
Bartosh 0.22001205.87
Miller 0.20000001.54
Betancourt (W, 3-4)1.00000003.86
Jimenez (S, 4)1.03220007.71

Van Poppel pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.
Norton pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

IBB: Griffey (by Elarton).
HBP: Larson (by Elarton).
Pitches-strikes: Van Poppel 95-62, Matthews 3-2, Jones 18-11, Norton 6-2, Graves 10-7, Elarton 94-49, White 15-8, Bartosh 22-11, Miller 1-1, Betancourt 10-6, Jimenez 17-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Van Poppel 7-8, Matthews 1-0, Jones 0-3, Norton 0-0, Graves 1-0, Elarton 3-8, White 1-0, Bartosh 0-0, Miller 2-0, Betancourt 0-3, Jimenez 2-1.
Batters faced: Van Poppel 25, Matthews 1, Jones 5, Norton 1, Graves 4, Elarton 26, White 3, Bartosh 5, Miller 1, Betancourt 3, Jimenez 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Matthews 3-1, Jones 2-1, Norton 1-0, Graves 2-2, Bartosh 1-0, Miller 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Paul Schrieber. 1B: Matt Hollowell. 2B: Lance Barksdale. 3B: Jerry Meals.
Weather: 78 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:58.
Att: 42,101.

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