Edinson Volquez, RHP (9-2, 1.64)
Reds (34-41)
Mike Mussina, RHP (10-4, 3.87)
Yankees (40-34)

Scouting Report:
Reds: Volquez was solid in his last start against the Red Sox on Saturday. The 24-year-old gave up just three runs -- two earned -- on seven hits with one walk and nine strikeouts and recorded his 11th quality start of the season. It marked the longest quality start streak by a Reds pitcher since Jose Rijo had 15 straight in 1993. Volquez's only troubles were two wild pitches early in the game, both of which wound up allowing a run to score.

Yankees: Mussina's 260th victory made him the sixth pitcher in Major League history to record 10 or more wins in 17 consecutive seasons, beating the Astros on Saturday in Houston. After the struggles that Mussina endured at the tail end of the '07 campaign, his thoughts were more focused on staying in the rotation than running off the type of success that he has appreciated this season -- Saturday's victory was Mussina's ninth in his last 11 starts. Alex Rodriguez explained that Mussina has started moving the ball away from lefties and into righties, throwing a moving two-seamer and using his fastball as more of a strikeout tool. He faced the Reds once in 2003 and lost.

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