Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) – Ramon Santiago belted a three-run homer as the Cincinnati Reds blasted the Cleveland Indians, 9-2 Tuesday at Progressive Field.
Johnny Cueto (13-6) allowed just two runs in pitching a masterful complete game for the Reds.
Ryan Ludwick’s RBI double put the Reds up 1-0, but a Michael Brantley run-scoring single tied the game for the Tribe.
Then Santiago hit the three-run homer in the second off Josh Tomlin (5-8) that put the Reds up 4-1 for all the offense they would need.
A Jay Bruce single in the fourth made it 5-1 and the Reds were well on their way to the one-sided win
In the ninth, Bruce homered and Kris Negron tripled to key the final 9-2 edge.
Indians started Tomlin was battered around for eight hits, six runs, including five earned, one walk and five strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.