Dunn, Reds Win Fourth Straight, 4-3 Over Indians

By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 16, 2008 10:25 PM CDT
Cleveland Indians third baseman Casey Blake (1) and outfielder Ben Francisco can't reach a bloop fly ball hit by Cincinnati's Joey Votto in the eighth inning on Friday, May 16, 2008, in Cincinnati.   (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
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(Newser) – Adam Dunn homered and drew a tiebreaking walk with the bases loaded in the eighth inning Friday night, sending the Cincinnati Reds to their season-high fourth straight win, 4-3 over intrastate rival Cleveland. The Reds got homers from Brandon Phillips and Dunn, then won it with the only run in the game not produced by a homer.

Cincinnati loaded the bases in the eighth on Joey Votto's double and a pair of walks from Jensen Lewis (0-2). Dunn drew a full-count walk to force in the go-ahead run. David Weathers (1-2) escaped a threat in the eighth, forcing the Indians to strand a runner at third. Francisco Cordero pitched a perfect ninth for his eighth save in nine chances.