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Indians 3, Reds 2 (10)

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CLEVELAND -- Asdrubal Cabrera knew what to expect from Cincinnati closer Aroldis Chapman -- fastballs that reach near triple digits on the radar gun.

Cabrera didn't envision connecting for a two-run homer with one out in the 10th inning to give the Cleveland Indians a 3-2 win over the Reds on Tuesday.

"You don't ever think home run against him," Cabrera said after driving a 3-1 pitch the other way off the left-hander to right field.

"You just look for a fastball in a zone. You can't try to pull anything. I just wanted to make contact. I don't show my emotion, but when I hit it, inside I was thrilled. I knew it was out."

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It was only the second homer allowed by Chapman (4-3) this year and scored Shin-Soo Choo, who had reached on a one-out single.

"The game goes from jubilation to a downer on one swing," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "That's a tough one to take."

It was Chapman's third blown save in 11 chances. He has yielded six runs in his last six outings after not allowing any in his first 24 appearances.

"What he was doing early in the year was unhuman," Baker said. "Asdrubal Cabrera's an all-star. He can hit. When they do catch up with Chapman's ball, he's supplying most of the power. Sometime that's going to happen."

Cleveland's third win in eight games vaulted the Indians into first place in the AL Central, one-half game ahead of the Chicago White Sox.

"A great win, very dramatic, very emotional," Indians manager Manny Acta said.

Nick Hagadone (1-0) worked one-third of an inning in Cleveland's second straight win over the Reds after being swept in three games last week in Cincinnati.

The NL Central-leading Reds had a six-game winning streak snapped by their Ohio rivals in a 10-9 slugfest Monday night and appeared to have bounced back before Cabrera connected. They took a 2-1 lead in the top of the 10th when Chris Heisey scored from third base with a headfirst slide on a wild pitch by Hagadone.

That didn't keep Acta from believing his hitters could handle Chapman, who came in with a 1.06 ERA and 59 strikeouts in 34 innings.

"My thought was, 'He's human,' " Acta said. "There's no one in the game where you go and pick up the bats and gloves and go away. I gave them a little rah-rah talk. Sometimes it works."

The Indians needed some encouragement after the way the Reds went ahead.

Pinch-hitter Willie Harris opened the Cincinnati 10th with a double to center off Joe Smith.

Zach Cozart, who had three hits, tried to bunt Harris to third, but Smith hustled to field the ball and throw to third. Harris looked safe, but television replays showed that Harris' front foot slid past the bag as he was tagged out by third baseman Jack Hannahan.

Hannahan then fielded a broken-bat grounder by Heisey at the exact instant that the barrel end of the bat bounced between his legs. Hannahan threw to second to force Harris.

Hagadone, a lefty, came on to face Votto and threw a wild pitch just past the slugger's ear, sending Heisey to second. Votto bounced a 3-2 pitch over Hagadone's head that was fielded by shortstop Cabrera behind second base. Votto hustled to beat the throw for a single, moving Heisey to third.

Brandon Phillips then swung at an 0-1 pitch in the dirt that got past Carlos Santana. The catcher tracked it down and shoveled the ball to Hagadone covering home, but Heisey beat the tag for a 2-1 lead.

The Reds went ahead 1-0 in the first against Josh Tomlin. Cozart hit a leadoff double, took third on a wild pitch and scored on Heisey's infield single.

Cleveland tied it in the fourth. Santana doubled into the right-field corner, moved up on a groundout by Michael Brantley and scored on Casey Kotchman's soft single to center.

Reds starter Mike Leake gave up one run and six hits over seven innings.

Tomlin gave up one run and six hits over 6 2/3 innings in his best outing in five starts since missing three weeks with a strained right wrist. The right-hander walked two and struck out two.

Notes

It was Cleveland's third walkoff win this year, second supplied by Cabrera, who singled on a run to beat the Los Angeles Angels on April 27. ... Both managers downplayed an implication by Reds RHP Mat Latos the Indians stole signs Monday night when they pounded the pitcher for seven runs in four innings. "We don't do that," Acta said. "I have enough trouble making sure our kids know our own signs." Said Baker: "You don't really have to steal signs when the ball is down the heart of the plate and up." ... Indians DH Travis Hafner began a jogging and agility program. He had right knee surgery May 31. ... RHP Carlos Carrasco, who had Tommy John surgery Sept. 21, will go to New York with the Indians next week and get checked by his surgeon, Dr. David Altchek. ... Acta gave OF Johnny Damon a day off. Damon was sore after running into a railing trying to catch a ball Monday. ... OF Drew Stubbs (left oblique strain) is eligible to come off the DL Friday. Baker said Stubbs may take batting practice Wednesday and a minor-league rehab assignment is possible.

 
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Players of the Game
Cleveland

A. Cabrera
AB 5
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
Cincinnati

Z. Cozart
AB 5
R 1
H 3
HR 0
RBI 0
 
Cincinnati Reds
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Zack Cozart, SS5130000 .266
Chris Heisey, CF5111003 .264
Joey Votto, 1B5020001 .369
Brandon Phillips, 2B5010003 .292
Jay Bruce, RF4000004 .254
Ryan Ludwick, DH3010100 .226
Scott Rolen, 3B4000000 .180
Todd Frazier, LF3000121 .263
Devin Mesoraco, C3000024 .198
   a- Willie Harris, PH1010000 .122
    Ryan Hanigan, C0000000 .294
Totals3829124  
a-doubled for Mesoraco in the 10th
Batting
2B - Zack Cozart (18, Tomlin), Joey Votto (30, Tomlin), Willie Harris (4, Smith)
RBI - Chris Heisey (13)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Jay Bruce 1
E - Scott Rolen (3, Throwing)
Cincinnati Reds
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mike Leake 7611140 4.70
Sean Marshall 2200030 2.93
Aroldis Chapman (BS,3; L,4-3) 0.1222001 1.57
Pitches-Strikes - Mike Leake 114-68, Sean Marshall 32-20, Aroldis Chapman 11-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mike Leake 8-8, Sean Marshall 2-1
Batters Faced - Mike Leake 27, Sean Marshall 8, Aroldis Chapman 3
Cleveland Indians
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Shin-Soo Choo, RF4130100 .273
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS5122012 .301
Jason Kipnis, 2B4000013 .276
Carlos Santana, C4110022 .233
Michael Brantley, CF4010001 .284
Casey Kotchman, 1B3021000 .228
   a- Jose Lopez, PH-1B1000000 .239
Jack Hannahan, 3B4010012 .267
Shelley Duncan, LF3000013 .195
    Aaron Cunningham, LF1000011 .194
Lonnie Chisenhall, DH4000002 .250
Totals37310317  
a-grounded out for Kotchman in the 9th
Batting
2B - Shin-Soo Choo (20, Leake), Carlos Santana (11, Leake)
HR - Asdrubal Cabrera (7, Chapman)
RBI - Asdrubal Cabrera 2 (28), Casey Kotchman (27)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Hannahan-Kipnis-Kotchman, A. Cabrera-Kipnis-Kotchman
E - Jack Hannahan (6, Misplayed grounder)
Cleveland Indians
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Josh Tomlin 6.2611220 5.12
Esmil Rogers 0.1000010 6.89
Vinnie Pestano 1100000 1.93
Chris Perez 1000010 2.63
Joe Smith 0.2111000 3.60
Nick Hagadone (W,1-0) 0.1100000 4.91
WP - Josh Tomlin (3), Nick Hagadone 2 (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Josh Tomlin 95-60, Esmil Rogers 9-7, Vinnie Pestano 16-10, Chris Perez 19-12, Joe Smith 9-6, Nick Hagadone 16-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Josh Tomlin 11-5, Vinnie Pestano 2-2, Chris Perez 1-1, Joe Smith 2-0
Batters Faced - Josh Tomlin 26, Esmil Rogers 1, Vinnie Pestano 5, Chris Perez 3, Joe Smith 3, Nick Hagadone 2
Game Information
Attendance - 17213
Game Time - 3:26
Temperature - 84
Umpires - Home - Derryl Cousins, First Base - Ron Kulpa, Second Base - D.J. Reyburn, Third Base - Jim Wolf