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Rookie's bunt RBI lifts Indians over Reds 5-4

CLEVELAND (AP) -

Rookie pinch-hitter Ezequiel Carrera bunted home Shin-Soo Choo from third base with two outs in the eighth inning, sending the Cleveland Indians to a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night in the Ohio Showdown's series opener.

Carrera, called up from Triple-A Columbus earlier in the day when Travis Hafner went on the disabled list, dropped the first pitch from Nick Masset down the first-base line, scoring Choo, who had tripled off Bill Bray (1-1). The speedy Carrera was able to avoid a tag by first baseman Joey Votto for an unforgettable hit in his first at-bat in the majors.

Vinnie Pestano (1-0) got two outs in the eighth for his first career win. Chris Perez worked the ninth for his 11th save in 12 tries.

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