struggled to grip his pitches for the
appear to be losing their hold on the season.
Bailey labored through five innings for Cincinnati, walking seven and throwing two wild pitches, but was good enough for the
Reds to beat the Indians 7-3 on Saturday night.
After the game, Cleveland traded
to St. Louis for reliever
and a player to be named later. DeRosa has played third base and the outfield for Cleveland, ranking second on the team in
both home runs (13) and RBIs (50).
''It has a chance to help us this season,'' general manager Mark Shapiro said. ''It adds a piece to the bullpen and gives
some of our younger players an opportunity to continue to develop.''
The Indians have lost nine of their last 11 to fall to 31-45 - the worst record in the American League - and are 11 games
out of first place in the AL Central.
DeRosa did not play Saturday, when the Indians stranded six runners through the first four innings against Bailey (0-1), who
allowed three runs on three hits despite the walks.
''Terrible,'' Bailey said. ''But we got the win, so who cares? No one said wins had to be pretty.''
Bailey was recalled from Triple-A earlier in the day to make his second start of the year and won for the first time since
Sept. 20, 2007 against the
The hard throwing right-hander has been one of the Reds' top prospects since they drafted him in 2004, but he entered Saturday
with a career mark of 4-8 and an ERA of 7.01. He went 0-6 with a 7.93 ERA last year in eight starts.
Bailey's first start this season was also against the Indians, when he didn't get a decision, but allowed six runs in 4 1-3
innings in a 7-6 loss on May 23. He has walked 13 in 9 1-3 innings, but blamed part of his control issues Saturday on his
problems gripping the ball. He threw nearly as many balls (52) as he did strikes (54).
''There must have been something in the air,'' Bailey said. ''After every pitch, I constantly had to lick my hands. Then after
about three innings, you get pretty dry-mouthed out there.''
(0-2) needed 27 pitches to record an out in the second inning. By then, the Reds had a 4-0 lead on Bruce's solo homer, RBI
and a groundout by
Those three, Cincinnati's first three batters, went a combined 7 for 15.
doubled twice and scored twice for the Reds.
Ohka, who also hasn't won since 2007, was making his third start for Cleveland. He has allowed 10 runs in his last two starts.
''Tomo battled, he just didn't have the same command he had in previous outings,'' Indians manager
said. ''They gave us some opportunities. Bailey was effective but a little erratic. He made pitches when he needed to.''
Cleveland had runners in four of the five innings against Bailey, but
's two-run single in the fourth was the only real damage.
''He battled and gave us five innings,'' Reds manager
said. ''He was around the strike zone, just not in the strike zone.''
Sizemore has eight RBIs in four games since coming off the disabled list Tuesday. He has driven in at least one run in all
was hit by a pitch in the first inning, but plate umpire and crew chief Tim McClelland refused to award him first base after
it appeared Phillips intentionally stuck his elbow in front of the pitch. Baker argued briefly before Phillips walked on the
NOTES: Cleveland reliever
pitched a perfect ninth after being added to the roster earlier in the day. The Indians optioned reliever
to Triple-A Columbus ...
threw 45 pitches during a bullpen session Saturday and is scheduled to pitch in a simulated game on Monday ... To make room
for Bailey on the roster, the Reds optioned INF
to Triple-A Louisville.