|CINCINNATI ( CUETO )|
CLEVELAND ( TOMLIN )
|969||CINCINNATI||-120||Ov 7,-115||+100||Ov 7,+105|
|970||CLEVELAND||+110||Un 7,-105||-110||Un 7,-125|
|vs Right-handed Starters||43-44||-3.1||34-50||3.6||0.239||0.292||3.5||0.234||0.294|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+1||3-3||3.4||0.255||0.301||2.9||0.213||0.287|
|vs Right-handed Starters||43-36||+3.9||44-32||4.8||0.264||0.330||4.2||0.256||0.316|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+2.5||3-3||4.9||0.269||0.335||2.4||0.220||0.268|
|7/22/2014||BAILEY(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||NELSON(R)||3-4||L||120||8 un||U||5||5||0||6||4||0|
|7/23/2014||LEAKE(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||LOHSE(R)||1-5||L||135||7.5 un||U||5||6||1||12||6||1|
|7/31/2014||CUETO(R)||@ MIAMI||KOEHLER(R)||3-1||W||-115||6.5 un||U||7||6||0||5||5||2|
|8/1/2014||LATOS(R)||@ MIAMI||COSART(R)||5-2||W||105||7 ev||P||8||6||1||7||7||0|
|8/2/2014||BAILEY(R)||@ MIAMI||EOVALDI(R)||1-2||L||105||7 un||U||6||7||0||7||7||0|
|8/3/2014||LEAKE(R)||@ MIAMI||TURNER(R)||7-3||W||-110||7 ov||O||15||8||1||5||7||1|
|8/4/2014||SIMON(R)||@ CLEVELAND||KLUBER(R)||1-7||L||190||7 un||O||8||11||0||10||4||1|
|8/5/2014||CUETO(R)||@ CLEVELAND||TOMLIN(R)|| |
|8/12/2014|| ||BOSTON|| || |
|7/22/2014||SALAZAR(R)||@ MINNESOTA||PINO(R)||8-2||W||-135||9 un||O||11||6||0||9||10||0|
|7/23/2014||BAUER(R)||@ MINNESOTA||SWARZAK(R)||1-3||L||-135||8.5 un||U||5||6||1||8||6||1|
|7/24/2014||KLUBER(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||DUFFY(L)||1-2||L||110||7 ev||U||7||10||1||5||1||0|
|7/25/2014||TOMLIN(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||VENTURA(R)||4-6||L||110||8 ov||O||7||6||1||10||4||1|
|7/26/2014||MCALLISTER(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||GUTHRIE(R)||5-7||L||100||9 ov||O||12||9||0||9||4||0|
|7/27/2014||SALAZAR(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||CHEN(L)||10-3||W||100||8 un||O||15||7||0||8||5||0|
|8/6/2014||SALAZAR(R)||@ CINCINNATI||LATOS(R)|| |
|8/7/2014||HOUSE(L)||@ CINCINNATI||BAILEY(R)|| |
|8/8/2014||BAUER(R)||@ NY YANKEES||PHELPS(R)|| |
|8/9/2014||KLUBER(R)||@ NY YANKEES||MCCARTHY(R)|| |
|8/10/2014||TOMLIN(R)||@ NY YANKEES||KURODA(R)|| |
|8/12/2014|| ||ARIZONA|| || |
|CINCINNATI: CINCINNATI (AP) - Bryan Price's father worked for a savings and loan that had San Francisco Giants season tickets and would make some of them available to employees.|
Any team was good to see. Two were best.
''So you go in there and battle for tickets to certain games,'' Price said. ''And I would circle the Reds and the Dodgers.''
He loved how the franchises were stocked with stars. He knew it would be fun watching them play his hometown Giants. He even dreamed of some playing or working for one of those teams.
That's why the last six weeks of spring training left him with a too-good-to-be-true feeling at times. He's managing the Reds, one of those teams he loved to see.
''It's almost a constant, surreal experience for me at this point,'' he said in February.
The surreal part gave way to reality pretty fast.
Starter Mat Latos had knee surgery the day spring training opened. Closer Aroldis Chapman got hit in the head by a line drive and is out for at least a month after having a plate put into his forehead. Starter Homer Bailey strained his groin. Relievers Jonathan Broxton and Sean Marshall aren't ready to start the season.
|CLEVELAND: CLEVELAND (AP) - Jason Kipnis didn't want it to end. He had plenty of company.|
After the final out ended the club's magical, turnaround season so jarringly last October, Kipnis, who made his first All-Star team in 2013 and a few of his teammates lingered in the dugout and watched as Tampa Bay's players celebrated their 4-0 win in the AL wild-card playoff game.
One and done. Hardly the finish Cleveland wanted.
And once again, the city would remain without a major sports championship, a drought approaching its 50-year anniversary.
But despite their brief postseason appearance in manager Terry Francona's first year, the Indians intend to play in October again - and again.
''We don't want it to be a fluke,'' Kipnis said. ''We don't want to be a one-trick pony. We want to be at the top and we want to stay there.''
Hoping to build off their unexpected 92-win campaign, the Indians enter 2014 confident they can not only contend this season, but go even further.
During spring training in Arizona, first baseman Nick Swisher, who also serves as the club's high-energy hype man, handed out ''Unfinished Business'' T-shirts to his teammates.
The Indians aren't satisfied.
''Last season, hopefully, was a steppingstone that we needed to get us going in the right direction,'' Swisher said. ''Last year was that amazing year to get us in the right mind frame to say, `Hey, we can do this. We are a team. And people need to start recognizing it.'''
Cleveland had to win its final 10 games just to make the playoffs. The late-season kick wouldn't have been necessary if the Indians had played more consistently, and more evenness has been a focus for Francona, who feels his club has the makings to do something special again.
''I love our team,'' said the AL's manager of the year. ''I love coming to the ballpark and watching them play. They are easy to like because they try hard. When you can show up with a group of guys and you respect the way they go about things it makes the challenging times more fulfilling. We know we can do it now. We've got to try and go do it better.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (CINCINNATI-CLEVELAND) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Reds-Indians Preview* ======================
Cincinnati (56-55) at Cleveland (56-55), 7:05 p.m. EDT
The Cincinnati Reds have dropped 10 straight games at Progressive Field since Johnny Cueto won in his last outing there over four years ago.
The Reds have to like their chances of ending that slide Tuesday night behind the surging Cueto when these Ohio rivals continue a stretch of four straight meetings.
These teams entered play Monday with identical records before the Indians (57-55) maintained their home mastery in this series with a 7-1 rout. They e more time in Cleveland before two matchups in Cincinnati beginning Wednesday.
Cueto (12-6, 2.05 ERA) will try to help change the fact that the home team has taken the last 12 matchups. He gave up two runs over six innings in a 6-4 victory May 22, 2010 - the last time the Reds won in Cleveland.
Cincinnati (56-56) is 5-0 in Cueto's starts against Cleveland, with the right-hander going 3-0 with a 2.10 ERA.
Cueto, 4-0 with a 2.30 ERA in his last five outings, turned in a second straight victorious nine-strikeout effort Thursday by limiting Miami to one run over seven innings in a 3-1 win.
No available Cleveland hitter has more than five at-bats against him.
The Reds are looking for a response after manager Bryan Price was clearly displeased with Monday's effort in which his team trailed by five runs after five innings.
"What was disappointing and unacceptable tonight was the fact that we didn't have our head in the game at all," he said. "Especially those first five innings."
Cleveland won its fourth straight as Lonnie Chisenhall hit a three-run homer and Yan Gomes added a two-run shot. That was more than enough for Corey Kluber, who pitched 7 1-3 effective innings.
Kluber will be followed in the Cleveland starting rotation by Josh Tomlin (5-7, 4.47), who looks to put an awful July behind him.
Tomlin went 0-2 with a 6.45 ERA in four outings last month causing him to get shipped to Triple-A Columbus. He will be recalled to make this start in a year in which he works his way back from Tommy John surgery.
"He's about as accountable as any person you're going to meet," manager Terry Francona told MLB's official website. "To say we're excited he's coming back is an understatement. It's hard not to pull for him."
Tomlin is 0-3 with a 7.77 ERA in his last four home starts, with Cleveland losing all of them.
The right-hander is 1-1 with a 4.08 ERA in three starts against the Reds, limiting Jay Bruce to a single in eight at-bats.
Bruce has two hits in consecutive games after going 4 for 44 with 17 strikeouts over his previous 12. His .219 average is one of baseball's worst.
Cleveland has a similar hitter in Nick Swisher, who is the second-worst batter among qualifying AL players at .212. Swisher is hoping to return after he sat out Monday with a strained right wrist.
"I've been through stuff like this before," he said. "It's just a little tight."
|Last Updated: 9/17/2014 2:32:50 AM EST|