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Tribe snap skid with late homer by Franmil Reyes 

This The Cleveland Indians finally got their first comeback win of the year Tuesday night from Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. Coming into the game, the Indians were one of five teams that didn't have a comeback victory yet this year (Sports Time Ohio stat).

Shane Bieber proved he was human in his third start of the year by allowing his first earned run after 14 straight scoreless innings to start off the year. Nick Castellanos, who has been red hot as of late for Cincinnati, hit a solo home run in the first to make it 1-0. In the bottom of the fourth, Eugenio Suarez hit a solo home run off Bieber to make it 2-0.

Things were starting to look grim as going into the sixth inning, the Indians were down 2-0, and after the fifth inning this year they have only scored three runs. ( Sports Time Ohio Stat) 

In the seventh inning, the lead-off man was Franmil Reyes, who reached on an error by short stop Freddy Galvis. Then Bradley Zimmer walked. After the Indians got the first two outs of the inning, Oscar Mercado walked to load the bases. Cesar Hernandez got an infield RBI single to make it 2-1 and this was followed by an RBI walk from Jose Ramirez. Francisco Lindor then grounded out to end the inning with the game tied at two apiece. In the 8th after a lead-off walk to Carlos Santana, Franmil Reyes hit his first home run of the year to give the Indians a 4-2 lead. This ended up being the final score.

Shane Bieber was once again outstanding tonight for the Indians. Going 7 2/3 innings allowing two runs on five hits and striking out eight. With that performance, Bieber has struck out 35 batters in his first three starts of the year, making him third on a list of most strike outs through three starts. Bieber is behind Nolan Ryan with 37 and Gerrit Cole with 36 (stat courtesy of MLB stats on Twitter). James Karinchak finished the eighth inning facing one batter, which he struck out. Brad Hand came in and worked a 1-2-3 ninth, earning his third save in three opportunities this year. 

Looking ahead: The Indians will come home to play the Cincinnati Reds tomorrow from Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The game is scheduled for a 7:10pm start. The Indians will send Mike Clevinger to the mound. His last start was against the White Sox; it wasn't a great showing as he allowed four runs on six hits in just four innings of work. The Reds have not announced a projected starter.
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​POSTED 08/04/2020 22:38
Photo by Ben Zedner