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Reds finish two-game sweep of Indians, 4-0

By Joe Kay | Associated Press Published: August 8, 2014 4:00 AM
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By Joe Kay | Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- Homer Bailey went seven innings, singled and scored, and knocked down a liner coming right at his head. Quite a lot went into ending this losing streak.

Bailey pitched seven innings to end his slide against Cleveland, and Billy Hamilton had an RBI triple and scored a run Thursday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-0 victory over the intrastate rival Indians.

The Reds won 3-of-4 in the annual series, splitting two games in Cleveland and sweeping a pair at Great American Ball Park.

Bailey (9-5) had lost his last three starts against the Indians. After pitching out of trouble in the first, he settled in and allowed four hits while fanning eight. He also singled and scored.

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"He pitched a really great game," manager Bryan Price said. "He scuffled early with his command, but he came back strong and gave us a great chance to win."

Bailey overcame an unsettling moment in the fifth inning, when Jose Ramirez lined a pitch directly at his face. The right-hander turned away and knocked down the ball with his glove, recovered and threw to first from his knees. Three times, Bailey shook his head as he regained his composure.

Hamilton had a hand in two of the four runs off left-hander T.J. House (1-3), who made his 11th career start. House gave up eight hits while pitching into the seventh and remained winless on the road, falling to 0-3 in seven games.

Hamilton singled in the first and scored on first baseman Carlos Santana's throwing error. Ryan Ludwick's RBI single made it 2-0.

Bailey singled and scored on Hamilton's triple in the second inning. Hamilton rounded third too far and was caught in a rundown for the final out of the inning, leaving it 3-0. Kristopher Negron added an RBI single in the sixth.

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Umpires-Home, Will Little; First, Gerry Davis; Second, Greg Gibson; Third, Phil Cuzzi.

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