Indians Game Information June 20
CLEVELAND INDIANS (35-32, 1st, +.5) vs. CINCINNATI REDS (38-29)
RHP Justin Masterson (3-6, 4.38) vs. RHP Bronson Arroyo (3-4, 3.84)
First Pitch: 7:05 p.m. (ET) at Progressive Field
Radio: WTAM, Indians Radio Network
WINS AND LOSSES: Cleveland has taken 2 straight from the Reds, first back-to-back wins since June 5-6, improving to 3-2 on this 6-game homestand against Pittsburgh (1-2) and Cincinnati (2-0), this coming off a 4-5 road trip…the Indians have lost 5 of 8, and 14 of its last 23 games, but have still won 27 of 52, 30 of 57 and 34 of their last 62 games…Cleveland is one game above the .500 mark at home (19-18), winning 8 of 14 and 17 of the last 29 games at Progressive Field after starting the year 2-6 in Cleveland; club also has a 16-14 record on the road…Cleveland is 3 games over the .500 mark (35-32) overall in 2012, 5 games shy of a season high-water mark (8G, 26-18, May 24)…Cleveland has been at or above the .500 mark for 65 consecutive days.
CABBY’S NIGHT CAP: ASDRUBAL CABRERA ended last night’s contest with a walk-off 2-run homer off Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the 10th…was the 2nd walk-off home run of Cabrera’s career (Aug. 28, 2010 vs. KC, solo HR off Jesse Chavez in B10th to win 4-3) and the 5th walk-off hit of Cabrera’s career (2nd this season)…since his debut with Cleveland in 2007, Cabrera’s 5-walk off hits are 2 more than by any other member of the Indians…Cabrera is batting an A.L.-best .380 (35-92) w/ men on base this season, 4th-highest in the majors.
CHOO’ING ON CINCINNATI: SHIN-SOO CHOO picked up 3 hits last night, including a one-out single in the 10th that preceded Cabrera’s game-ending homer…the Indians lead-off man and right-fielder has hit safely in 9 straight vs. the Reds at 15-for-36 (.417) w/ 5 HR and 11 RBI to raise his career avg. vs. Cincinnati from .296 to .344 (7 2B, 7 HR, 16 RBI)…Choo enters tonight’s game 6-for-12 with one 2B, 4 HR and 7 RBI vs. Bronson Arroyo.