Tribe closes out interleague with a win

The Indians still have a pulse. Though their playoff chances have most likely disappeared, they are showing some signs of life. The Tribe completed their interleague season by beating the Reds 6-3 Sunday afternoon. The win gives them two series victories in a row and they are 4-2 in their last six games. The Tribe got three home runs in the finale of the Battle of Ohio. Aaron Boone came through with a two-run shot in the eighth to break a 3-3 tie. Bob Wickman made it interesting in the ninth by letting the tying run come to the plate but struck out Ken Griffey Jr. to earn his 12th save of the season. C.C Sabathia had another quality outing, giving up three runs in six innings.

“We’ve definitely been playing better baseball,” manager Eric Wedge said. “We should have been 6-0 on the trip. Hopefully this is a good start for us.”

Finally, Aaron Boone was able to get a hold of one. For a player who tries to pull the ball, it was good to see him stay on the baseball and go the opposite way with his eighth inning home run. Guillermo Mota came on in relief of C.C and has recently been displaying the successful pitcher he was in LA. In his last five innings pitched, he has not given up a run and has only allowed two hits.

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