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Indians 8, Reds 1

CLEVELAND — Justin Masterson pitched a three-hitter for his first complete game this season and the AL Central-leading Indians finished a three-game sweep of the Reds with an 8-1 victory Wednesday night.

Masterson took a shutout into the eighth before the Reds ended his scoreless innings streak at 18.

Asdrubal Cabrera hit a three-run homer and former ray Johnny Damon hit a two-run shot in the fifth inning off former Hernando High standout Bronson Arroyo. Lonnie Chisenhall added three RBIs for Cleveland.

After losing three in Cincinnati last week, the Indians got revenge on the Reds, who entered the series on a six-game winning streak.

It was the first time the Reds and Indians had faced each other as first-place teams since 1999, and Masterson made sure Cleveland came out on top.

The Reds did not get a runner to second until the eighth. Cabrera booted Jay Bruce's leadoff grounder to shortstop and Todd Frazier doubled with one out. Willie Harris followed with an RBI groundout.

Indians 8

Reds 1

Indians 8, Reds 1 06/20/12 [Last modified: Thursday, June 21, 2012 12:14am]

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