CINCINNATI (AP) – Michael Brantley, Brandon Moss and Yan Gomes homered – part of a rare Cleveland splurge with Corey Kluber on the mound – and the Indians ended their long losing streak in Cincinnati by beating the Reds 9-4 on Saturday night.
The Indians had dropped nine straight at Great American Ball Park, their longest losing streak anywhere in the majors. Their last victory at Great American was 3-1 on July 2, 2011, when Brantley hit a three-run homer off Homer Bailey.
Brantley connected in the first inning off Anthony DeSclafani (5-7), giving Kluber (5-10) an uncharacteristic cushion. The AL’s reigning Cy Young Award winner has gotten the lowest run support in the majors, with Cleveland scoring only 2.3 runs behind him.
Kluber allowed seven hits – three each by Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips – in 7 2/3 innings. Cody Allen relieved and gave up Jay Bruce’s three-run homer.
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