Reds 5, Yankees 2: Yankees Struggles Continue As Reds Take The Series

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 20: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees reacts after popping up against the Cincinnati Reds during their game on May 20, 2012 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The Cincinnati Reds won their interleague series vs. the Yankees today, defeating the struggling Yanks 5-2. Johnny Cueto out dueled CC Sabathia, and the Reds offense got the job done when necessary, while the Yankees offense could not.

CC Sabathia was fantastic through six innings, surrendering only two hits, but the seventh inning spelled doom for the hefty lefty. Ryan Ludwick and Todd Frazier each hit solo home runs to tie the game, and then the Reds offense made CC work harder. Zack Cozart singled, and Sabathia lost control, walking three consecutive hitters to give the Reds a 3-2 lead.

Raul Ibanez provided the only Yankees offense of the day, who once again did not get a hit with runners in scoring position. Derek Jeter, Nick Swisher, and Dewayne Wise were the only hitless Yankees, but the problems remain there for the offense.

Outside of the Raul Ibanez two run home run (another shot) Johnny Cueto got the job done, allowing two runs in seven innings pitched. Cueto was able to do what CC could not do, holding the lead when given it in the 7th inning.

After Cory Wade pitched a shutout inning of relief (and a third) Boone Logan and Rafael Soriano combined to surrender two runs, expanding the Reds lead to three.

Comment of the Game: GMan83201

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