The battle for the Ohio Cup shaped up as a mismatch with last-place Cincinnati taking on first-place Cleveland in a three-game interleague series. However, the visiting Reds ignored the script and can complete a three-game sweep of the Indians with a win in Wednesday night's series finale following a stunning comeback 24 hours earlier.

Cincinnati trailed by four runs and was one out from defeat when it scored seven times in the ninth for a 7-4 victory, sending Cleveland to its season high-tying fourth consecutive defeat. Joey Votto provided the decisive blow with a bases-clearing, three-run double and Adam Duvall added a two-run double for the Reds, who improved to 7-3 in their last 10 and have scored at least five runs nine times in that span. All-Stars Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor each homered -- their 25th and 24th, respectively -- for the Indians, who will be looking to avoid dropping five straight at home for the first time since May 2017. Lindor is 13-for-37 with four homers, 13 RBIs and 14 runs scored in nine games this month.

TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, FS Ohio (Cincinnati), SportsTime Ohio (Cleveland)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Reds RH Tyler Mahle (7-6, 3.66 ERA) vs. Indians RH Carlos Carrasco (9-5, 4.28)

Mahle is coming off his longest outing of the season, yielding one run and five hits over 6 2/3 innings to beat the Chicago Cubs and improve to 4-0 in his last eight starts. The 23-year-old struck out a career-high 12 over 5 2/3 innings in his previous turn but had to settle for a no-decision after giving up three runs and six hits. Mahle is 5-3 with a 3.44 ERA in 10 road starts.

Carrasco had put together two of his best starts of the season before he took a line drive off his pitching arm on June 16 and landed on the 10-day disabled list. He finally returned on Friday and picked up the win against Oakland, giving up two homers and three runs over 5 1/3 innings. Votto is 5-for-11 with a home run against Carrasco, who is 2-0 with a 4.45 ERA versus the Reds.

WALK-OFFS

1. Lindor and Ramirez have homered in the same game nine times this season, the most by any tandem.

2. Cincinnati is 10-2 in interleague play this season.

3. Indians RF Lonnie Chisenhall (calf) will miss 8-10 weeks while RHP Josh Tomlin (hamstring) went on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday.

PREDICTION: Indians 4, Reds 3

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Team Name

AWAY
Tyler Mahle Pitching order:1
Tanner Rainey Pitching order:2
Jackson Stephens Pitching order:3
Kyle Crockett Pitching order:4
Dilson Herrera Batting order:3 Slot:2
Position: Left Outfield (LF)
2nd Position: (3B)
Adam Duvall Batting order:8 Slot:1
Position: Left Outfield (LF)
2nd Position: (1B)
Tucker Barnhart Batting order:7 Slot:1
Position: Catcher (C)
Curt Casali Batting order:7 Slot:2
Position: Catcher (C)
Scooter Gennett Batting order:4 Slot:1
Position: Second Base (2B)
Billy Hamilton Batting order:9 Slot:1
Position: Center Outfield (CF)
Scott Schebler Batting order:1 Slot:1
Position: Right Outfield (RF)
Eugenio Suarez Batting order:5 Slot:1
Position: Third Base (3B)
Alex Blandino Pitching order:5
Batting order:5 Slot:2
Position: Third Base (3B)
2nd Position: (RP)
Jose Peraza Batting order:2 Slot:1
Position: Shortstop (SS)
Joey Votto Batting order:3 Slot:1
Position: First Base (1B)
Jesse Winker Batting order:6 Slot:1
Position: Designated Hitter (DH)
2nd Position: (LF)

Team Name

HOME
Carlos Carrasco Pitching order:1
Adam Plutko Pitching order:2
Michael Brantley Batting order:2 Slot:1
Position: Left Outfield (LF)
Brandon Guyer Batting order:2 Slot:2
Position: Left Outfield (LF)
Yan Gomes Batting order:7 Slot:1
Position: Catcher (C)
Jason Kipnis Batting order:6 Slot:1
Position: Second Base (2B)
Roberto Perez Batting order:4 Slot:2
Position: Pinch Hitter (PH)
2nd Position: (DH)
Greg Allen Batting order:9 Slot:1
Position: Center Outfield (CF)
Tyler Naquin Batting order:8 Slot:1
Position: Right Outfield (RF)
Jose Ramirez Batting order:3 Slot:1
Position: Third Base (3B)
Erik Gonzalez Batting order:3 Slot:2
Position: Third Base (3B)
Francisco Lindor Batting order:1 Slot:1
Position: Shortstop (SS)
Yonder Alonso Batting order:5 Slot:1
Position: First Base (1B)
Edwin Encarnacion Batting order:4 Slot:1
Position: Designated Hitter (DH)

POINT SPREAD Odds 1:50am

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OVER UNDER Odds 1:51am

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925
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MONEY LINE Odds 1:52am

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925
+165
-185

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