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Published: Friday, 7/1/2011 - Updated: 3 years ago

Indians top Reds 8-2

BY JOE KAY
AP BASEBALL WRITER
Grady Sizemore, foreground, rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo, background left, in the second inning. Grady Sizemore, foreground, rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo, background left, in the second inning.
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CINCINNATI — Grady Sizemore hit the first of Cleveland’s three homers off Bronson Arroyo, and the Indians remained perfect against their intrastate rival, beating the Cincinnati Reds 8-2 on Friday night.

Cleveland is 4-0 against Cincinnati, which has struggled mightily against the American League. The defending NL Central champs are 5-11 in interleague play.

Sizemore hit his first homer since June 8 off Arroyo (7-7). Asdrubal Cabrera and Carlos Santana also connected.

Justin Masterson (6-6) went eight innings for his first win since April 26. He allowed four hits, including the first of Brandon Phillips’ two solo homers.



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