The first Cactus League game is on the books. The Reds beat the Indians 8-3 on Wednesday afternoon in Goodyear, Arizona. Chris Heisey hit a two run homer in the seventh inning and added a ninth inning double to finish 2 for 3 on the day.
Joey Votto went 1 for 3 with two strikeouts and a RBI single. Ryan Ludwick drove in a run with a single and Donald Lutz ripped an RBI triple.
Reds starter Alfredo Simon didn't give up a hit in two innings of work. Chad "Shark" Rogers also pitched two scoreless innings.
Leadoff man Billy Hamilton earend a 10-pitch walk to leadoff the game and them promptly stole second base and advanced to third on a throwing error.
Johnny Cueto starts for the Reds on Thursday afteroon once again versus Cleveland. Gametime is 3 05pm. Pre game at 2 35 on Fox Sports 1360.