Jeanmar Gomez #58 of the Cleveland Indians throws against the Kansas City Royals in the second inning on April 14, 2012 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.
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Johnny Cueto allowed only one runner to reach second base during his second complete game of the season, and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer on Tuesday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians in the opener of their intrastate series.
Votto's shot in the seventh off left-hander Tony Sipp made it 57 straight games with at least one home run at Great American Ball Park, the longest active streak in the majors. Votto added an RBI single as the Reds pulled away in the eighth.
Cueto (7-3) gave up six hits, including Jason Kipnis' RBI single in the first inning, and fanned seven.
Jay Bruce hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the fifth off Jeanmar Gomez (4-5).
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Drew Stubbs and Mark Reynolds drove in three runs each and Cleveland had 16 hits in the Indians' 12-3 win over the Boston Red Sox in manager Terry Francona's return to Fenway Park on Thursday night.
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