Reds Win 5th Straight

CINCINNATI (AP) - Laynce Nix singled home the tiebreaking run in

the sixth inning Saturday night and came around to score on a

jarring dive into home, rallying the first-place Cincinnati Reds to

their fifth straight win, 6-4 over the free-falling Cleveland


Nix's single off Justin Masterson (2-7) was the turning point in

a ragged game on a hot, humid night.

Cleveland has lost a season-high seven in a row and 11 of 12,

falling a season-low 21 games under .500. The Indians have the

third-worst record in the majors at 26-47, on pace to lose 100

games only three years after they won the AL Central and came

within one victory of the World Series.

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