Santana homers twice, Indians finish sweeping Reds 7-2

Carlos Santana hit two two-run homers, and Josh Tomlin stayed unbeaten.

Progressive Field home of Cleveland Indians baseball.

CINCINNATI (AP) – Carlos Santana hit two two-run homers, and Josh Tomlin stayed unbeaten by allowing only five hits while pitching into the eighth inning on Thursday night, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 7-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds and the first sweep of their annual intrastate series.

The Indians won two games in Cleveland and two at Great American Ball Park by outscoring the Reds 43-16. Neither team had swept the season series that started in 1997. Cleveland has won nine of the 10 games over the past two seasons.

Cleveland (21-17) moved a season-high four games over .500 with its fourth straight win, which also matches its season high. The Reds have dropped seven of eight and nine of 11.

Tomlin (6-0) won his sixth straight decision on the road. The right-hander gave up Joey Votto’s two-run homer and fanned seven in 7 2/3 innings.
(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s