CINCINNATI (AP) - The Indians and Reds resume their intrastate rivalry this week, with a little different twist.
They'll play four games in a row - two in Cincinnati starting Monday, two more in Cleveland starting Wednesday. And they're both near the top of the standings, which isn't usually the case.
Since interleague play started in 1997, this is only the fifth year in which both teams are in first or second place when they meet, according to STATS. It also happened in 1999, 2000, 2011 and 2012.
They have a Korean tie that binds them. The Reds got outfielder Shin-Soo Choo from Cleveland in a trade involving outfielder Drew Stubbs. So far, the trade is working out well for both teams.
The Indians lead the all-time series 42-39.
Advertisement

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Jays, Bautista could be close to deal Could the Blue Jays be nearing a new deal with slugger Jose Bautista?
Thumbnail Red Sox favored to win AL Pennant The Boston Red Sox are favored to win the 2017 American League Pennant, while the defending champs have the next-best odds.
Thumbnail Updated 2017 NL Pennant Odds The Chicago Cubs remain favored to win the 2017 National League Pennant at 9/5, but which team is listed second?
Thumbnail Cubs remain World Series Favorites The Cubs remain favored to win the 2017 World Series while the Red Sox have the next-best odds according to oddsmakers.
Thumbnail Dodgers officially re-sign Jansen The Dodgers have officially re-signed Kenley Jansen to a five-year, $80 million contract.
Advertisement

MLB Team Pages