May 19, 2008

Indians 4, Reds 6: ERA Titans Battle Not Disappointing

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W: Edinson Volquez (7-1) L: Cliff Lee (6-1) S: Francisco Cordero (9)


The battle between the ERA leaders in both leagues was not disappointing yesterday as Cliff Lee and Edinson Volquez squared off.

The Reds, who are hot for the first time this year, managed to score more runs off Lee than he’d allowed all year, thanks to Adam Dunn and Joey Votto home runs. Volquez allowed two runs, which is more than he’d allowed in any start so far this year, but it was more than good enough.

The Reds are playing good baseball right now, having swept two straight series against two first-place clubs. They travel to the west coast next, which has always marked a turning point in their season in years past. Will they die in California again this year? Maybe, maybe not. Odds are, I won’t be awake to see it.

Bronson Arroyo tries to beat Brad Penny at 10:10pm EDT.

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