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Choo, Indians outslug Reds

By Korea Herald

Published : June 19, 2012 - 19:07

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CLEVELAND (AP) ― Lonnie Chisenhall already had the homer, triple and single. So when he came to the plate in the eighth inning, Chisenhall had one objective ― a double.

And a piece of history.

“A cycle is a big deal,” Chisenhall said. “You’ve got to go after it.”

Chisenhall lined out to right field in final at-bat but finished with three hits and three RBIs, and Casey Kotchman drove in three runs as the Cleveland Indians ended Cincinnati’s six-game winning streak with a 10-9 win over the Reds on Monday night.

Chisenhall and Kotchman hit two-run homers, and both drove in runs in the sixth inning off Sam LeCure (2-2) as Cleveland snapped a 7-7 tie.

Choo Shin-soo led off the first with a homer for the Indians, who won for just the second time in seven games and pulled within 1-2 game of first place in the AL Central.

Dickey gets another one-hitter

NEW YORK (AP) ― R.A. Dickey became the first major league pitcher in 24 years to throw consecutive one-hitters and Ike Davis hit a grand slam to lead the New York Mets past the Baltimore Orioles 5-0 on Monday night.

Coming off a one-hit gem at Tampa Bay last Wednesday, the knuckleballer struck out a career-high 13 and allowed only Wilson Betemit’s clean single in the fifth inning.

The previous pitcher to throw consecutive one-hitters was Dave Stieb for Toronto in September 1988, according to STATS LLC. The Mets said the last to do it in the National League was Jim Tobin with the Boston Braves in 1944, according to research by the Elias Sports Bureau.

The 37-year-old Dickey (11-1) walked two and became the first 11-game winner in the majors.

NY Yankees 6, Atlanta 2

Houston 9, Kansas City 7

Chicago Cubs 12, Chicago White Sox 3

Milwaukee 7, Toronto 6

Arizona 7, Seattle 1

San Francisco 5, LA Angels 3

Texas 2, San Diego 1