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 LF||4||0||1||1||0||1||0||.330|
|D Jeter SS||4||0||1||0||0||1||0||.276|
|B Abreu RF||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||.274|
|A Rodriguez 3B||3||1||1||0||1||1||0||.335|
|H Matsui DH||4||0||2||0||0||0||1||.324|
|J Giambi 1B||4||0||0||0||0||1||4||.254|
|R Cano 2B||3||0||2||1||0||0||1||.232|
|M Cabrera CF||3||1||1||0||0||1||3||.253|
|J Molina C||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.218|
|a-W Betemit PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.250|
|C Moeller C||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.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)||8.0||10||4||4||2||4||1||110-76||3.93|
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
|2nd||J Votto homered to right.||1||0|
|3rd||J Damon singled to center, M Cabrera scored.||1||1|
|5th||J Cabrera doubled to left, E Encarnacion and J Bruce scored.||3||1|
|5th||K Griffey Jr singled to right, J Cabrera scored.||4||1|
|7th||R Cano singled to center, A Rodriguez scored, H Matsui to second.||4||2|