Years of bottled-up frustration between Cleveland's Derek Lowe and Reds manager Dusty Baker spilled over last week in Cincinnati.
The two won't have to wait nearly as long to pick up where they left off.
As the Ohio Cup series resumes Monday night at Progressive Field, Lowe will take the ball in the opener just days after he and Baker took several verbal shots at one another.
The NL Central-leading Reds (38-27) outscored the Indians 24-9 in sweeping last week's three-game series at Great American Ball Park. Brandon Phillips, who made his major league debut with Cleveland a decade ago, went 8 for 13 with two home runs and seven RBIs in the series, while Joey Votto was 5 for 10 with a pair of homers and six RBIs.
Although Cincinnati dominated the series, that success was somewhat overshadowed by a feud between Baker and Lowe (7-5, 3.78 ERA).
In the Reds' 5-3 win on Wednesday, Lowe took exception to an inside pitch thrown by Mat Latos in the fifth inning. Lowe motioned to the Reds...