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MLB: Cincinnati 12, Cleveland 5

June 14, 2012 at 4:12 PM   |   Comments

CINCINNATI, June 14 (UPI) -- Joey Votto hit a three-run home run and Brandon Phillips had a homer and five RBI Thursday in the Cincinnati Reds' 12-5 win over the Cleveland Indians.

The win gave the Reds a three-game sweep over their cross-state rivals.

Phillips, Zack Cozart and Ryan Ludwick each had three hits and 10 different Cincinnati players scored runs Thursday.

Reds starter Mike Leake was pulled in the fifth after giving up three runs and seven hits. That left the win to reliever Jose Arredondo (4-1), who retired both batters he faced.

The Indians staked starter Josh Tomlin (3-4) to a 2-0 run in the first on a Shin-Soo Choo, who had two home runs, leadoff homer and a run-scoring groundball but Tomlin failed to hold the lead. Cincinnati lit Tomlin up for 10 hits and six runs in four innings.

The first three Reds batters had hits, with Votto making the score 3-2 with his 12th home run of the season. Phillips, who matched his three-hit, one home run game from Wednesday, hit a solo home run in the third.

Phillips singled in two runs in the fourth and, after Choo's second homer, Cincinnati scored five times in the fifth, with a two-run home run by Ludwick the big hit in the rally, for an 11-3 lead.

Kristopher Negron scored for the Reds in the sixth on a wild pitch but Cleveland wrapped up the scoring with a pair of runs in the seventh.

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