BY: Zane Miller
PHOTO Credit: David Jablonski/Dayton Daily News
The Reds lost to the Cleveland Indians 4-3 on Wednesday night, allowing the Indians to complete the three game sweep after winning on Monday and Tuesday.
The Reds started off with a big first inning, as second baseman Scooter Gennett hit an RBI single and left fielder Preston Tucker hit a two run home run to give the Reds a 3-0 lead, however that would be all the scoring the Reds would get for the remainder of the game. The Indians responded in the second with an RBI single by center fielder Greg Allen followed by an RBI groundout from shortstop Francisco Lindor. In the sixth, the Indians took the lead with a two run homer by right fielder Melky Cabrera and went on to win 4-3.
Indians starting pitcher Shane Bieber went four and a third innings, allowing three earned runs on seven hits and a pair of walks on the way to the no decision. Reds starter Robert Stephenson only went one and two thirds innings allowing a pair of earned runs on a pair of hits and four walks on the way to a no decision as well. Indians reliever Dan Otero, who lost against the Reds in a game earlier in the season after a miscommunication caused him to be brought in, earned the win in relief this time around. Reds reliever Cody Reed pitched the most innings out of the Reds pitching staff as he went three and two thirds innings, but still was hit with the loss. Indians reliever Brad Hand picked up the save.
The Reds will next play at home against the San Francisco Giants.