The Cleveland Indians took care of their downstate rivals, the Cincinnati Reds on Friday afternoon at Goodyear Ballpark, 4-0, behind solid pitching from all their hurlers.
Zach McAllister started and pitched 2 scoreless innings. Josh Tomlin also took care of business, handling the Reds for two innings on the hill. Five other pitchers took the hill and tossed an inning of scoreless ball.
Tomlin struck out two in his stint, and new reliever John Axford, slated to be the closer, fanned a pair of Reds in just one inning on the mound.
Indians held the Reds to just 3 hits. Cleveland batters managed just 4 hits on the day but were a bit more productive.
The Tribe took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second when Ryan Raburn belted a two-run homer.
They tacked on 2 more in the 6th inning. Carlos Moncrief singled to right field as Tony Wolters and Lonnie Chisenhall scored with an error on the play.
Cleveland will be at Camelback Ranch on Saturday to face the Chicago White Sox. The Tribe took 2 out of three games with the Reds.