Reds rookie first basemen Joey Votto homered off Mike Mussina, en route to a 4-2 Cincinnati victory on Friday. The homer was Votto's 12th of the season and his 37th RBI.

Reds right hander Edinson Volquez improved to 10-2 on the season after striking out five and allowing two runs on seven hits. Volquez lasted seven innings and Fransisco Cordero earned his 14th save of the season.

Mussina lasted 8 innings last night, and he continues to show that he still has a lot left in his arm. Despite giving up four runs, Moose stuck out four batters while walking only two.

New York Yankees
J Damon LF4011010.330
D Jeter SS4010010.276
B Abreu RF4000000.274
A Rodriguez 3B3110110.335
H Matsui DH4020001.324
J Giambi 1B4000014.254
R Cano 2B3021001.232
M Cabrera CF3110013.253
J Molina C2000001.218
a-W Betemit PH1000000.250
C Moeller C0000000.262
a-flied out to center for J Molina in the 8th
RBI: J Damon (34), R Cano (25)
2-out RBI: R Cano
GIDP: M Cabrera
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: M Cabrera 1, R Cano 1
Team LOB: 4
SB: A Rodriguez (9, 2nd base off E Volquez/P Bako)
CS: D Jeter (2, 2nd base by E Volquez/P Bako); J Damon (6, 2nd base by E Volquez/P Bako)
E: R Cano (6, throw)
DP: 1 (B Abreu-J Giambi).
Outfield Assist: B Abreu (J Cabrera at 1st base).
New York Yankees
M Mussina (L, 10-5)8.01044241110-763.93
B Traber1.00000107-63.86
WP: M Mussina
IBB: J Bruce (By M Mussina)
Batters faced: M Mussina 35; B Traber 3
Ground Balls-Fly Balls: M Mussina 10-8; B Traber 2-0

Scoring Summary

2ndJ Votto homered to right.10
3rdJ Damon singled to center, M Cabrera scored.11
5thJ Cabrera doubled to left, E Encarnacion and J Bruce scored.31
5thK Griffey Jr singled to right, J Cabrera scored.41
7thR Cano singled to center, A Rodriguez scored, H Matsui to second.42

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