The Cleveland Guardians defeated the Cincinnati Reds on the road Tuesday evening by a final score of 10-5.
The win marks the third straight victory for Cleveland, with all three games scoring 10 or more runs.
The Guardians got on the board first in the 3rd inning with a sacrifice fly by rookie outfielder Steven Kwan and a two-RBI triple by third baseman Jose Ramirez, taking a 3-0 lead. Cleveland was able to score again in the following inning with an RBI triple by second baseman Andres Gimenez to take a 4-0 lead through four innings. The Reds were able to answer back and get on the board in the bottom of the 6th inning with a two-RBI double by second baseman Jonathan India and a two-run homerun by outfielder Tyler Naquin, to tie that game at 4-4 through six innings. The Guardians pulled away in the 9th inning due to a two-run homerun by Gimenez and a grand slam by Ramirez to take a 10-4 lead. The Reds attempted a comeback with a run scored by Naquin due to a wild pitch, but Cleveland held on to win the game 10-5.
For the Guardians (3-2), ace pitcher Shane Bieber went 5.1 innings pitched with five strikeouts and allowed three earned runs on two hits, while relief pitcher Trevor Stephan got the win for going 1.0 inning and allowing one hit. All-Star third baseman Jose Ramirez was critical for going 3-5 at the plate and hitting six RBIs, while second baseman Andres Gimenez went 2-4 at the plate with three RBIs.
For the Reds (2-3), starting pitcher Tyler Mahle went 4.0 innings with four strikeouts and allowed one earned run on four hits, while relief pitcher Hunter Strickland gets the loss while going 0.1 innings pitched and allowing four earned runs on three hits. Outfielder Tyler Naquin went 2-3 at the plate with a walk and two RBIs in the ballgame.
The Guardians next game will be another matchup with the Reds on the road on Wednesday, April 12th, with first pitch set for 12:35 p.m.