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The Cincinnati Reds gave little help to Indians pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez who has been continuously looking to find his from since coming over to the American League last season. The Reds started the game off with a lead off home run from Brandon Phillips. Zack Cozart was little help to Jimenez who is looking for some confidence either, Cozart had a huge day at the plate. The reds began doing damage to Jimenez in the second inning. Willie Harris doubled in a run in the second before Cozart began doing his damage. The Reds just didn’t let up on the Indians pitcher.
Cozart the shortstop got a rally started in the third, hitting a lead-off triple against Jimenez and scoring two batters later on a Jay Bruce fielder’s choice, and he added a three-RBI triple in the fourth inning. Cozart also turned in the defensive play of the game, ending the third inning by diving to his left beyond second base to snare a Carlos Santana grounder and making a throw to beat the Cleveland catcher.
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Ubaldo Jimenez gave up six runs in less than four innings, including a long leadoff homer by Brandon Phillips, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Cleveland Indians 9-2 Saturday.
Phillips drove the fifth pitch of the game out of the ballpark and into the Arizona desert. The shot far beyond the left-field fence was tracked down by a youngster in a stretch of sand near a roadway.
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