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Cincinnati at Cleveland

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    Cincinnati «8
    Cleveland6

    Reds 8, Indians 6

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    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Ubaldo Jimenez feels like he did in the spring of 2010 when he won 19 games and pitched a no-hitter in spite of a subpar first outing.

    Jimenez allowed five runs, only one earned, in one inning in his spring debut on Sunday and the Cincinnati Reds earned an 8-6 victory over the Cleveland Indians.

    The Indians obtained Jimenez at the trade deadline last season after a 6-9 start at Colorado. He was 4-4 in 11 starts with Cleveland after the deal.

    "It doesn't look good in the papers but I threw the ball good," Jimenez said. "They kept hitting bloopers. Only one guy hit the ball hard. People that know baseball know that things like this happen."

    Jimenez put on 8 pounds of muscle on his lower body over the winter. Now at 218 pounds, he is working on getting his stride down to have a better season than last year's injury-filled one.

    "The hitters will tell you he has good stuff," Cleveland manager Manny Acta said. "They were choppers and bloopers because a lot of guys were getting jammed."

    Homer Bailey and Aroldis Chapman, competing for the fifth spot in the Reds' rotation, each pitched two innings.

    Chapman is being converted to a starting pitcher after working out of the bullpen the past two seasons.

    Chapman allowed one run in two innings. He gave up two hits and a walk and struck out three.

    Shelley Duncan hit a three-run home run off Bailey. Duncan is trying to earn the starting left field job for Cleveland.

    Bailey was also working on his pitches. He walked Russ Canzler on a 3-2 curve ball to set up Duncan's shot to left field.

    "I thought it was a good high fastball but Shelley got on top of it somehow," Bailey said. "The walk hurt more. The 2-2 pitch was close and I would have never thrown a 3-2 curve ball with a five-run lead in the regular season."

    Chapman was also working on pitches besides his 100 mph-plus fastball.

    "I used all my pitches but I didn't use the fastball as much as I wanted," Chapman said.

    Dioner Navarro homered for Cincinnati. Navarro is trying to get back the form that made him an All-Star catcher for Tampa Bay in 2008.

    "You know it's in there," Dusty Baker said. "We just need to find a way to get it out of him again."

    Notes: Russ Canzler had two hits for Cleveland. ... Ryan Madson signed with the Reds to be the closer, but he hasn't pitched yet. "He has some soreness in his elbow," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "He was checked out by doctors today. He should be ready in three or four days."

     
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    Cincinnati Reds
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Drew Stubbs, CF3111002 .600
        Denis Phipps, CF2010000 .250
    Zack Cozart, SS3120011 .400
        Didi Gregorius, SS2000011 .000
    Chris Heisey, LF2100112 .000
        Daryl Jones, LF2010000 .500
    Todd Frazier, 1B3100011 .200
        Neftali Soto, 1B2000011 .250
    Miguel Cairo, 3B3123001 .667
        Paul Janish, 3B2000001 .200
    Wilson Valdez, 2B2121000 .400
       a- Kris Negron, PH-2B3000013 .000
    Ryan Hanigan, C2000013 .000
       b- Dioner Navarro, PH-C2111000 .250
        Brian Esposito, C0000000 .000
    Willie Harris, RF3012000 .200
        Donald Lutz, RF1010000 .667
    Henry Rodriguez, DH11101001.000
       c- Tucker Barnhart, PH-DH2000010 .000
    Totals40813828  
    a-grounded out for Valdez in the 4th
    b-grounded out for Hanigan in the 5th
    c-struck out for Rodriguez in the 5th
    Batting
    2B - Drew Stubbs (2, Smith), Denis Phipps (1, Bryson), Zack Cozart (1, Tomlin), Miguel Cairo (1, Smith)
    HR - Dioner Navarro (1, Bryson)
    RBI - Drew Stubbs (3), Miguel Cairo 3 (3), Wilson Valdez (1), Dioner Navarro (1), Willie Harris 2 (2)
    2-OUT RBI - Miguel Cairo (1), Willie Harris 2 (2)
    SB - Wilson Valdez (1, 2nd base off Jimenez/Marson)
    Team LOB - 7
    Fielding
    DP - Valdez-Frazier, Gregorius-Negron-Soto
    Cincinnati Reds
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Homer Bailey (W,1-0) 2433121 13.50
    Aroldis Chapman (H,1) 2211130 4.50
    Sean Marshall (H,1) 1222100 18.00
    Carlos Fisher (H,1) 2100120 0.00
    Sean Gallagher (S,1) 2000110 0.00
    HBP - Carrera (by Sean Marshall)
    Pitches-Strikes - Homer Bailey 19-15, Aroldis Chapman 18-14, Sean Marshall 10-5, Carlos Fisher 14-10, Sean Gallagher 12-8
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Homer Bailey 3-0, Aroldis Chapman 1-1, Sean Marshall 2-1, Carlos Fisher 2-1, Sean Gallagher 2-3
    Batters Faced - Homer Bailey 10, Aroldis Chapman 8, Sean Marshall 7, Carlos Fisher 7, Sean Gallagher 7
    Cleveland Indians
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Ezequiel Carrera, CF2100011 .000
       a- Trevor Crowe, PH-CF2000011 .000
    Cristian Guzman, SS2210100 .500
       b- Juan Diaz, PH-SS2000011 .250
    Russ Canzler, 1B22211001.000
        Fred Lewis, LF1000100 .000
    Shelley Duncan, LF-1B3113113 .250
    Aaron Cunningham, RF3011000 .333
        Felix Pie, RF1000000 .000
    Matt LaPorta, DH3001021 .000
       c- Nick Weglarz, PH-DH1000000 .000
    Jason Donald, 2B3000002 .000
        Jose Lopez, 2B00001001.000
    Jack Hannahan, 3B2010010 .500
       d- Andy LaRoche, PH-3B2010001 .500
    Lou Marson, C20200001.000
        Matt Pagnozzi, C2000012 .000
    Totals3369658  
    a-popped out for Carrera in the 6th
    b-struck out for Guzman in the 6th
    c-grounded out for LaPorta in the 8th
    d-singled for Hannahan in the 6th
    Batting
    HR - Shelley Duncan (1, Bailey)
    RBI - Russ Canzler (1), Shelley Duncan 3 (3), Aaron Cunningham (1), Matt LaPorta (1)
    SB - Cristian Guzman (1, 3rd base off Chapman/Hanigan), Russ Canzler (1, 2nd base off Chapman/Hanigan), Andy LaRoche (1, 2nd base off Fisher/Navarro)
    CS - Lou Marson (1, 2nd base by Chapman/Hanigan)
    Team LOB - 6
    Fielding
    DP - Guzman-Donald-Canzler
    E - Russ Canzler (1, Dropped fly), Aaron Cunningham (1, Throwing), Cristian Guzman (1, Misplayed grounder)
    Cleveland Indians
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Ubaldo Jimenez (L,0-1) 1551110 9.00
    Josh Tomlin 2200020 0.00
    Joe Smith 1221110 9.00
    Chris Ray 1000010 0.00
    Jeanmar Gomez 2000030 0.00
    Robert Bryson 1311001 9.00
    Hector Ambriz 1100000 0.00
    Pitches-Strikes - Ubaldo Jimenez 15-11, Josh Tomlin 11-11, Joe Smith 12-8, Chris Ray 5-5, Jeanmar Gomez 12-12, Robert Bryson 9-7, Hector Ambriz 4-4
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ubaldo Jimenez 1-2, Josh Tomlin 3-0, Joe Smith 2-1, Chris Ray 2-0, Jeanmar Gomez 2-1, Hector Ambriz 2-1
    Batters Faced - Ubaldo Jimenez 10, Josh Tomlin 7, Joe Smith 7, Chris Ray 3, Jeanmar Gomez 6, Robert Bryson 5, Hector Ambriz 4
    Game Information
    Attendance - 4895
    Game Time - 2:53
    Temperature - 84
    Umpires - Home - Mike Muchlinski, First Base - Tony Randazzo, Second Base - Stephen Barga, Third Base - Jordan Baker