McCarthy shines as Yanks beat Reds 7-1

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In his first start at Yankee Stadium, Brandon McCarthy shined. Of course it helped the Yankees were able to get the offense going, and with the pitching and hitting on the right track, the Yankees were able to defeat the Reds 7-1 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.

The Yankees were able to get on the board in the second inning on a Carlos Beltran home run. Brett Gardner followed in the third inning with a base-hit and later two SAC flies in the game, driving in three of the seven Yankees runs. Derek Jeter had an RBI single in the fifth inning and Kelly Johnson had an RBI single in the sixth, scoring both Beltran and Brian McCann.

Brandon McCarthy impressed the 47,606 fans that showed up to watch the game, going six innings while giving up one run on six hits and striking out nine. Adam Warren pitched a scoreless seventh, Shawn Kelley pitched 1.2 scoreless innings and Matt Thornton got the final two outs of the game.

What’s Next?

— The Yankees may have won the series, but they want the series sweep! However their task will be tough with Johnny Cueto taking the mound for the Reds. To help in their quest for a sweep, the Yankees will counter with Hiroki Kuroda who is looking for his seventh win of the season. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.

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One Response to McCarthy shines as Yanks beat Reds 7-1

  1. Robert Rufa says:

    Haven't we learned not to speak too soon? Let McCarthy finish the season with a winning record and an ERA of 3.00 or better before we call him a top-tier started.