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Indians 12, Reds 4

CLEVELAND — Asdrubal Cabrera went 5-for-5 with two homers and a career-high five RBIs as the Indians completed a three-game sweep, beating the Reds 12-4 on Sunday to grab bragging rights as Ohio's best team.

Cabrera hit a two-run homer in the first off Edinson Volquez as the Indians did early damage after winning the series' first two games with late comebacks. Cabrera added a solo homer in the sixth for an 8-4 lead.

"He was a one-man show at the plate," Indians manager Manny Acta said. "He was unbelievable. He was on every pitch, and he has played like an All-Star for us since Day 1."

Cleveland moved 14 games over .500 for time since 2007 with its first sweep of Cincinnati in seven years. The Indians are a majors-best 29-15 overall, 18-4 at Progressive Field, tying the best home start in franchise history.

"They are tough at home," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "They are playing good baseball. Whatever they needed, they got this series."

Indians 12

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Indians 12, Reds 4 05/22/11 [Last modified: Monday, May 23, 2011 8:17pm]
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