DeSclafani allows 1 run, Schebler homers; Reds top Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) Anthony DeSclafani gave the Cincinnati Reds seven strong innings Monday night.

Raisel Iglesias made sure they hung on in a tense ninth for a 7-5 win over the Cleveland Indians.

DeSclafani (4-1) allowed one run and Scott Schebler was 4 for 5 with a homer for Cincinnati, which took the opener of the team's annual battle for the Ohio Cup and sent the AL Central leaders to their third straight loss.

Cincinnati took a 7-1 lead into the ninth, but needed its closer to seal the win.

''We certainly were hanging on the edge there, but he got the job done,'' interim manager Jim Riggleman said. ''I love the way our guys are competing and this was a good solid game.''

Jason Kipnis hit a two-run homer in the ninth off Amir Garrett, cutting the lead to 7-3. Tanner Rainey allowed two hits and recorded an out before Iglesias relieved.

Francisco Lindor's sacrifice fly and Michael Brantley's RBI double made it a two-run game, but Iglesias struck out All-Star Jose Ramirez on three pitches for his 18th save.

''I'd rather not be down six, but if you can get the tying run to the plate, especially with Jose hitting, you give yourself a chance,'' Indians manager Terry Francona said.

All-Star first baseman Joey Votto also homered and Cincinnati improved to 9-2 against American League teams. The Reds are 37-36 since Riggleman replaced Bryan Price on April 19.

DeSclafani (4-1) held the Indians to five hits. Yonder Alonso's solo homer broke Cleveland's 17-inning scoreless streak in the fourth.

DeSclafani, making his seventh start, strained his left oblique in spring training and began the season on the 60-day disabled list. The right-hander missed last season because of a sprained elbow ligament and made his longest outing in two years.

''That was great for me, getting through the seventh inning,'' DeSclafani said. ''It was kind of a milestone since I've come back and felt real good.''

Votto hit a fifth-inning home run off Mike Clevinger (7-4), who matched a career high with 11 strikeouts in six-plus innings. Cleveland's right-hander allowed five runs and needed two outstanding defensive plays to keep the Indians in the game.

Schebler had an RBI single in the seventh and a two-run homer in the ninth.

Tucker Barnhart's RBI double put Cincinnati ahead in the second. Jesse Winker had an RBI double in the fourth that was followed by Barnhart's run-scoring single.

Schebler singled on the game's first pitch, but was nearly picked off with Jose Peraza batting. Schebler went back to the bag standing up on Clevinger's pickoff throw and was called out by James Hoye. The Reds challenged the play and the call was overturned.

Clevinger struck out the next two hitters and Tyler Naquin robbed Scooter Gennett of a run-scoring hit with a diving catch on the warning track in right.

Barnhart's double scored Eugenio Suarez, who drew a leadoff walk in the second. Greg Allen crashed into the center field wall while making a leaping catch of Adam Duvall's drive.

''They're really hot right now,'' Clevinger said. ''I don't want to downplay what they're doing offensively, but it was almost like I was leading them to the barrel. It's kind of how the night went.''

Votto hit his 266th career homer, moving into second place among Canadian-born players in MLB history and passed Matt Stairs. Larry Walker holds the record with 383.

LOOKING GOOD

Gennett, the Reds' All-Star second baseman, turned in a highlight-reel play in the third after Ramirez's hard grounder glanced off Votto's glove. Gennett went to shallow right field to back up the play, stopped, turned around to make a diving barehand grab and threw Ramirez out from his knees.

TOUGH NIGHT

Josh Tomlin's rocky season continued when he gave up Schebler's two-run homer in the ninth. Tomlin has allowed 21 homers in 49 innings this season.

TRANSITION TIME

Reds RHP Homer Bailey (right knee inflammation), moving into a relief role, tossed two scoreless innings on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville on Sunday. He went 1-7 with a 6.68 ERA in 12 starts with Cincinnati before going on the disabled list on June 2.

''I know he's gone into this situation leery about how it will work, coming out of the bullpen,'' Riggleman said. ''Guys like (Dennis) Eckersley and (John) Smoltz have made this move before, but they did it in spring training to get ready for the year, so this is more of a challenge for Homer.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: LHP Andrew Miller (sore right knee) might face hitters in a simulated game Saturday. He threw 29 pitches in a bullpen session Monday and will throw off the mound again Wednesday. Miller has been out since May 26.

UP NEXT

Reds RHP Sal Romano (5-8, 5.40 ERA) takes on Indians RHP Trevor Bauer (8-6, 2.45 ERA). Bauer, named to the All-Star team Sunday, is seeking his MLB-record seventh straight quality start with at least eight strikeouts and zero homers allowed.

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  • W: A. DeSclafani (4-1)L: M. Clevinger (7-4)S: R. Iglesias (18)
  • HR: CIN - J. Votto (9), S. Schebler (12), CLE - Y. Alonso (13), J. Kipnis (8)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Schebler RF51431010.283.354.484.8399.5
J. Peraza SS50000031.273.322.374.695-1.5
J. Votto 1B41111112.292.425.444.8696.5
S. Gennett 2B41000113.322.366.509.8751.5
E. Suarez 3B41100112.314.405.585.9902.5
J. Winker DH31210100.281.392.406.7986.0
T. Barnhart C40220013.257.337.368.7044.5
A. Duvall LF40000024.201.282.398.680-1.0
B. Hamilton CF42200012.235.315.318.6335.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Lindor SS40110000.298.372.565.9373.0
    M. Brantley LF40210111.308.354.494.8484.5
    J. Ramirez 3B50000014.288.390.582.971-0.5
    E. Encarnacion DH30000112.229.310.465.7750.5
    Y. Alonso 1B32111101.255.324.443.7678.0
    J. Kipnis 2B41221000.220.305.356.6619.0
    Y. Gomes C41200011.251.312.450.7623.5
    T. Naquin RF40100003.259.294.341.6341.0
    G. Allen CF41100002.213.254.303.5572.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Winker (13), T. Barnhart (13)
      • HR - S. Schebler (12), J. Votto (9)
      • RBI - S. Schebler 3 (36), J. Votto (45), J. Winker (37), T. Barnhart 2 (29)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Votto (17)
      BATTING
      • 2B - F. Lindor (28), M. Brantley (24), J. Kipnis (18), Y. Gomes (16)
      • HR - Y. Alonso (13), J. Kipnis (8)
      • SF - F. Lindor (3)
      • RBI - F. Lindor (57), M. Brantley (50), Y. Alonso (49), J. Kipnis 2 (37)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Brantley (17)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - B. Hamilton (22)
      • CS - S. Schebler
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Gennett-Peraza-Votto)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Rzepczynski-Lindor-Alonso; Ramirez-Kipnis-Alonso)
      • E - Y. Gomes (7), J. Kipnis (7)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. DeSclafani (W, 4-1)7.05112314.431.2324.5
      A. Garrett1.02221013.741.14-2.0
      T. Rainey0.122200015.632.68-4.0
      R. Iglesias (S, 18)0.21000102.481.056.5
      PITCHERSIP
      A. DeSclafani (W, 4-1)7.0
      A. Garrett1.0
      T. Rainey0.1
      R. Iglesias (S, 18)0.2
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Clevinger (L, 7-4)6.075531113.341.233.5
      M. Rzepczynski1.01000006.972.522.0
      D. Otero1.02000005.501.051.0
      J. Tomlin1.02221016.981.49-2.0
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Clevinger (L, 7-4)6.0
      M. Rzepczynski1.0
      D. Otero1.0
      J. Tomlin1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. DeSclafani 98-58, A. Garrett 20-11, T. Rainey 4-3, R. Iglesias 7-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. DeSclafani 6-11, T. Rainey 1-0
      • Batters Faced - A. DeSclafani 27, A. Garrett 6, T. Rainey 3, R. Iglesias 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Clevinger 107-71, M. Rzepczynski 11-7, D. Otero 14-7, J. Tomlin 20-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Clevinger 2-4, M. Rzepczynski 3-0, D. Otero 1-1, J. Tomlin 1-2
      • Batters Faced - M. Clevinger 27, M. Rzepczynski 4, D. Otero 4, J. Tomlin 6
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      S. Schebler RF51431010.283.354.484.8399.5
      J. Peraza SS50000031.273.322.374.695-1.5
      J. Votto 1B41111112.292.425.444.8696.5
      S. Gennett 2B41000113.322.366.509.8751.5
      E. Suarez 3B41100112.314.405.585.9902.5
      J. Winker DH31210100.281.392.406.7986.0
      T. Barnhart C40220013.257.337.368.7044.5
      A. Duvall LF40000024.201.282.398.680-1.0
      B. Hamilton CF42200012.235.315.318.6335.5
      Total377127241117-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        F. Lindor SS40110000.298.372.565.9373.0
        M. Brantley LF40210111.308.354.494.8484.5
        J. Ramirez 3B50000014.288.390.582.971-0.5
        E. Encarnacion DH30000112.229.310.465.7750.5
        Y. Alonso 1B32111101.255.324.443.7678.0
        J. Kipnis 2B41221000.220.305.356.6619.0
        Y. Gomes C41200011.251.312.450.7623.5
        T. Naquin RF40100003.259.294.341.6341.0
        G. Allen CF41100002.213.254.303.5572.0
        Total35510523414-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Winker (13), T. Barnhart (13)
          • HR - S. Schebler (12), J. Votto (9)
          • RBI - S. Schebler 3 (36), J. Votto (45), J. Winker (37), T. Barnhart 2 (29)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Votto (17)
          BATTING
          • 2B - F. Lindor (28), M. Brantley (24), J. Kipnis (18), Y. Gomes (16)
          • HR - Y. Alonso (13), J. Kipnis (8)
          • SF - F. Lindor (3)
          • RBI - F. Lindor (57), M. Brantley (50), Y. Alonso (49), J. Kipnis 2 (37)
          • 2-Out RBI - M. Brantley (17)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - B. Hamilton (22)
          • CS - S. Schebler
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Gennett-Peraza-Votto)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Rzepczynski-Lindor-Alonso; Ramirez-Kipnis-Alonso)
          • E - Y. Gomes (7), J. Kipnis (7)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          A. DeSclafani (W, 4-1)7.05112314.431.2324.5
          A. Garrett1.02221013.741.14-2.0
          T. Rainey0.122200015.632.68-4.0
          R. Iglesias (S, 18)0.21000102.481.056.5
          Total9.01055342---
          PITCHERSIP
          A. DeSclafani (W, 4-1)7.0
          A. Garrett1.0
          T. Rainey0.1
          R. Iglesias (S, 18)0.2
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Clevinger (L, 7-4)6.075531113.341.233.5
          M. Rzepczynski1.01000006.972.522.0
          D. Otero1.02000005.501.051.0
          J. Tomlin1.02221016.981.49-2.0
          Total9.012774112---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Clevinger (L, 7-4)6.0
          M. Rzepczynski1.0
          D. Otero1.0
          J. Tomlin1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - A. DeSclafani 98-58, A. Garrett 20-11, T. Rainey 4-3, R. Iglesias 7-6
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. DeSclafani 6-11, T. Rainey 1-0
          • Batters Faced - A. DeSclafani 27, A. Garrett 6, T. Rainey 3, R. Iglesias 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Clevinger 107-71, M. Rzepczynski 11-7, D. Otero 14-7, J. Tomlin 20-13
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Clevinger 2-4, M. Rzepczynski 3-0, D. Otero 1-1, J. Tomlin 1-2
          • Batters Faced - M. Clevinger 27, M. Rzepczynski 4, D. Otero 4, J. Tomlin 6
          • 9TH INNING
            Brantley doubled to deep right center, Allen scored75
            Lindor hit sacrifice fly to left, Gomes scored74
            Kipnis homered to right, Alonso scored73
            Schebler homered to right, Hamilton scored71
          • 7TH INNING
            Peraza singled to center, Hamilton scored51
          • 5TH INNING
            Votto homered to left center41
          • 4TH INNING
            Alonso homered to right31
            Barnhart singled to right, Winker scored30
            Winker doubled to deep right, Gennett scored, Winker to third20
          • 2ND INNING
            Barnhart doubled to deep right center, Suarez scored10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Josh Tomlin relieved Dan Otero
            • B. Hamilton: Foul, Hamilton singled to center
            • S. Schebler: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Schebler homered to right, Hamilton scored
            • J. Peraza: Peraza grounded out to second
            • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Votto walked
            • S. Gennett: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gennett lined out to left
            • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Suarez flied out to center
            • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Garrett Pitching:
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Alonso walked
            • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Kipnis homered to right, Alonso scored
            • Tanner Rainey relieved Amir Garrett
            • Y. Gomes: Gomes doubled to right
            • T. Naquin: Naquin grounded out to third
            • G. Allen: Ball, Allen singled to shallow left, Gomes to third
            • Raisel Iglesias relieved Tanner Rainey
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Lindor hit sacrifice fly to left, Gomes scored
            • M. Brantley: Brantley doubled to deep right center, Allen scored
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
            • End of the 9th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Dan Otero relieved Marc Rzepczynski
            • E. Suarez: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Suarez singled to center
            • J. Winker: Ball, Ball, Winker singled to left center, Suarez to second
            • T. Barnhart: Ball, Barnhart lined out to third
            • A. Duvall: Ball, Foul, Ball, Duvall grounded into double play third to second to first, Winker out at second
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Amir Garrett relieved Anthony DeSclafani
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Lindor doubled to deep right center
            • M. Brantley: Brantley flied out to deep left, Lindor to third
            • J. Ramirez: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ramirez popped out to first
            • E. Encarnacion: Encarnacion popped out to first
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • M. Clevinger Pitching:
            • B. Hamilton: Ball, Strike swinging, Hamilton singled to left center
            • Marc Rzepczynski relieved Mike Clevinger
            • S. Schebler: Foul, Foul, Ball, Hamilton to third on catcher Gomes fielding error, Hamilton stole second, Hamilton to third on catcher Gomes fielding error, Peraza singled to center, Hamilton scored
            • J. Peraza: Ball, Strike swinging, Peraza reached on fielder's choice to second, Schebler to second on 2nd baseman Kipnis fielding error
            • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Votto grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Schebler to third, Peraza out at second
            • S. Gennett: Gennett grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 2 Errors)
            • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
            • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Kipnis doubled to right
            • Y. Gomes: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
            • T. Naquin: Ball, Foul, Naquin flied out to center
            • G. Allen: Allen flied out to center
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • M. Clevinger Pitching:
            • E. Suarez: Suarez flied out to center
            • J. Winker: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Winker walked
            • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Barnhart struck out swinging
            • A. Duvall: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
            • M. Brantley: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Brantley struck out looking
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ramirez flied out to deep right
            • E. Encarnacion: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Encarnacion walked
            • Y. Alonso: Alonso grounded out to first
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • M. Clevinger Pitching:
            • S. Schebler: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Schebler struck out swinging
            • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Peraza struck out swinging
            • J. Votto: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Votto homered to left center
            • S. Gennett: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gennett struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
            • T. Naquin: Ball, Naquin singled to left
            • G. Allen: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Allen grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Naquin out at second
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Lindor lined out to center
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • M. Clevinger Pitching:
            • S. Gennett: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gennett walked
            • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
            • J. Winker: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Winker doubled to deep right, Gennett scored, Winker to third
            • T. Barnhart: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Barnhart singled to right, Winker scored
            • A. Duvall: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
            • B. Hamilton: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hamilton popped out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Encarnacion grounded out to second
            • Y. Alonso: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Alonso homered to right
            • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Kipnis grounded out to first
            • Y. Gomes: Ball, Gomes flied out to center
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • M. Clevinger Pitching:
            • S. Schebler: Ball, Schebler singled to deep right
            • J. Peraza: Strike swinging, Schebler caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Peraza struck out swinging
            • J. Votto: Votto grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
            • G. Allen: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Allen flied out to center
            • F. Lindor: Strike swinging, Lindor lined out to left
            • M. Brantley: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Brantley singled to center
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to first
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • M. Clevinger Pitching:
            • E. Suarez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Suarez walked
            • J. Winker: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Winker grounded out to first, Suarez to second
            • T. Barnhart: Barnhart doubled to deep right center, Suarez scored
            • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Duvall flied out to deep center
            • B. Hamilton: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hamilton struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Alonso grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Kipnis: Foul, Ball, Ball, Kipnis flied out to deep center
            • Y. Gomes: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomes singled to left
            • T. Naquin: Ball, Ball, Foul, Naquin flied out to left
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • M. Clevinger Pitching:
            • S. Schebler: Schebler singled to right
            • J. Peraza: Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Peraza struck out looking
            • J. Votto: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Votto struck out looking
            • S. Gennett: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Gennett lined out to right
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Lindor fouled out to third
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Brantley walked
            • J. Ramirez: Foul, Ramirez popped out to third
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Encarnacion struck out looking
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)