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Box > Cleveland 15, Cincinnati 2
Tribe slugs past rival Reds
Tribe catcher Victor Martinez's three-run home run started a parade of Indians scoring, all to help fill-in starter Kaz Tadano as Cleveland won its fourth straight game over the Reds to climb back to the .500 mark.
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Kazuhito Tadano, filling in for the injured C.C. Sabathia, was outstanding, striking out 10. (David Kohl/AP)
Surprise starter Jesus Sanchez was hit hard by Cleveland hitters, lasting only 4 1/3 innings and giving up six runs, but it got worse from there as the Reds lost their fourth straight to their cross-state rivals.
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Cleveland (39-39)
Won 2
Cleveland 15, Cincinnati 2  
Cincinnati (42-37)
Lost 2
July 2, 2004
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Cleveland
0 0 2 1 6 0 0 6 0   15 15 1
Cincinnati
0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   2 8 0
Standings through 7/2/04  |  Gameday  |  Indians Stats  |  Reds Stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Belliard, 2B4232100.320
McDonald, 2B1000000.217
Vizquel, SS5221001.282
Lawton, LF5212013.317
Little, LF0000000.000
Martinez, C5223011.300
Blake, 3B4213110.276
Merloni, 1B4120101.288
Howry, P0000000.000
Gerut, RF3100211.270
Crisp, CF5234010.271
Tadano, P3110012.333
a-Broussard, PH-1B2000011.251
Totals411515155710 

a-Struck out for Tadano in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Belliard (24, Sanchez), Merloni (6, Matthews), Vizquel (13, Van Poppel).
HR: Belliard (5, 3rd inning off Sanchez, 1 on, 1 out), Martinez (12, 5th inning off Sanchez, 2 on, 1 out), Crisp (4, 5th inning off Matthews, 2 on, 2 out), Blake (14, 8th inning off Van Poppel, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Belliard 7; Vizquel 3; Lawton; Martinez 5; Blake 4; Merloni 3; Crisp 6; Tadano.
RBI: Belliard 2 (34), Crisp 4 (26), Martinez 3 (60), Vizquel (35), Lawton 2 (46), Blake 3 (44).
2-out RBI: Crisp 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Tadano.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Blake (10, fielding).
Outfield assists: Little (Larkin at 2nd base).
DP: (Vizquel-Belliard-Merloni).

 
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Freel, CF5010023.256
Larkin, SS5010012.300
Jimenez, 2B4131010.260
Dunn, LF4010021.273
Cruz, RF3110001.278
LaRue, C4010033.229
Valentin, 1B3000110.167
Larson, 3B2001210.209
Sanchez, P1000013.000
Matthews, P0000000.000
a-Hummel, PH1000000.273
Norton, P0000000.000
b-Pena, PH1000001.271
Van Poppel, P0000000.133
White, P0000000.000
c-Castro, PH1000001.300
Totals3428231215 

a-Popped out for Matthews in the 5th. b-Grounded into a double play for Norton in the 7th. c-Flied out for White in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: LaRue (12, Tadano).
HR: Jimenez (5, 6th inning off Tadano, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Freel; Larkin; Jimenez 6; Dunn; Cruz; LaRue 2.
RBI: Larson (11), Jimenez (24).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Freel 2, LaRue 2, Larkin.
GIDP: Pena.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
PB: LaRue (8).
Outfield assists: Cruz (Merloni at 2nd base).

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tadano (W, 1-0)7.042221014.62
Howry 2.04001200.00
 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sanchez (L, 0-1)4.166632212.46
Matthews 0.22331118.84
Norton 2.00001205.63
Van Poppel 1.07660215.87
White 1.00000006.43

HBP: Cruz (by Howry).
Pitches-strikes: Tadano 101-64, Howry 45-26, Sanchez 99-60, Matthews 23-14, Norton 26-16, Van Poppel 35-24, White 10-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Tadano 5-6, Howry 1-2, Sanchez 5-6, Matthews 1-0, Norton 2-2, Van Poppel 0-0, White 0-3.
Batters faced: Tadano 27, Howry 11, Sanchez 22, Matthews 5, Norton 7, Van Poppel 9, White 3.
Umpires: HP: Paul Schrieber. 1B: Ed Montague. 2B: Jerry Meals. 3B: Derryl Cousins.
Weather: 77 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 5 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:03.
Att: 36,156.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball and the Office of the Commissioner
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