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More of the same: Indians dig hole anemic offense cannot climb out of

Plus, Bradley Zimmer hits first AA homer.

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Cincinnati 6 - Cleveland 1

Mike Leake beats the Indians with his arm and hit bat - Let's Go Tribe - The offense only managed a run of Mike Leake and the Reds, while Leake drove in 3 on his own, beating the Tribe 6-1

Reds defeat Indians in rainy opener | MLB.com - Mike Leake turned in six solid innings and drove in three runs, helping lead the Reds to a 6-1 Interleague victory over the Indians in the annual battle for the Ohio Cup.

Cleveland Indians start second half with a dud, fall to Cincinnati Reds, 6-1 | cleveland.com - Welcome to the Indians' second half, same as the first half. Through one game, at least. One listless, uninspiring game.

Other Tribe Related News

Indians look to improve with RISP | indians.com - Duh.

Bradley Zimmer cracks first Double-A dinger | indians.com - Indians prospect Bradley Zimmer, the club's first-round pick in the 2014 Draft, went 2-for-3 with a homer for Akron on Friday night -- his first career Double-A home run. Zimmer was playing in his second game for the RubberDucks.

'I'm not hitting when it matters': Cleveland Indians Brandon Moss hoping escape from reality triggers turnaround | cleveland.com - "It's not so much mechanical," Moss said, "I just give away at least one pitch every single at-bat. It's a product of trying to do more than I can do. It's a product of trying to make up for playing poorly on every swing."

How much blame should go to Cleveland Indians' front office? Hey, Hoynsie | cleveland.com - How much of the blame should the guys in the white tower shoulder for the Indians season? Hey, Hoynsie! weighs in.

3 Hart grads start in MLB on same night - Santa Clarita - Three Hart High graduates started on the mound for Major League Baseball teams on Friday night. Trevor Bauer started for the Cleveland Indians, James Shields for the San Diego Padres and Mike Montgomery for the Seattle Mariners.

Newman doesn't sign with Cleveland, headed to Georgia Southern - Story | Savannah | WJCL News | Working for You | WJCL - He was drafted by the Indians in the 11th round.

Indians' viewership on SportsTime Ohio dips drastically, but it's not all doom and gloom for TV ratings - Crain's Cleveland Business - The 30% year-over-year ratings drop is the third-largest in MLB, but the average TV rating of 4.1 ranks 11th in baseball, which is pretty darn good for a team that hasn't been over .500 since the third game of the season.

Around the Horn

Pedro Martinez: ’60 percent’ of major leaguers used PEDs | New York Post - "It wasn’t just Manny," Martinez said of the use of performance-enhancing drugs. "Probably 60 percent of baseball was doing that."

Morosi: Cincinnati Reds prepared to trade right-handers Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake | FOX Sports - The Cincinnati Reds are prepared to trade right-handers Johnny Cueto and Aroldis Chapman, FOX Sports Insider Jon Morosi reports.

MLB should move the Trade Deadline back 10 days. - The MLB non-waiver Trade Deadline is two weeks away, but for all the speculation there haven't been any big deals -- in part because so many teams are still in contention. Here's a case for moving the Deadline to Aug. 10 to allow teams more time to decide what to do.