Masahiro Tanaka delivers strong start in 10-4 win over Reds

Yankees @ Reds
FINAL: Yankees 10, Reds 4
WIN: Masahiro Tanaka (5-1, 4.36 ERA)
LOSS: Rookie Davis (1-2, 7.58 ERA)

Just a night after the New York Yankees played an 18-inning affair, the team had a quick turn around against the Cincinnati Reds. With their ace on the mound, the Yankees were able to pound out 10 runs, which included Brett Gardner‘s sixth home run in his last nine games, capping off a 10-4 win at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Yankees got on the board in the first on a two-run single by Gary Sanchez and a RBI single by Didi Gregorius. In the fourth, Aaron Hicks hit a RBI single, in the fifth Gregorius hit a SAC Fly, in the seventh the Yankees scored on a hit by pitch and a single by Ronald Torreyes, and in the eighth Gardner hit a two-run shot followed by a solo home run off the bat of Matt Holliday.

Tanaka went seven innings, giving up four runs on 10 hits while striking out six. Tyler Clippard pitched a scoreless eighth and Tommy Layne pitched a scoreless ninth.

What’s Next?

— It’s the series finale between the Yankees and Reds as the Bronx Bombers attempt to go for the two-game sweep. CC Sabathia will start for the Yankees and Tim Adleman will start for the Reds. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. and the game will air on Fox Sports 1.

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3 Responses to Masahiro Tanaka delivers strong start in 10-4 win over Reds

  1. Jerry says:

    I give Tanaka credit for getting us into the, almost the eighth, but not pitching particularly well. And his body language at the end of his appearance was odd. Like he could not focus , jumping up and down and shaking himself and trying to get it together. I didn't stay up for the post game, maybe it was explained then. Anyway another great win. Gardner, Hicks, two guys I wanted out are playing their asses off. … Sabathia tonight, hopefully he also gives us length and has a good start.

  2. Jim says:

    Adlemar has had only 1 bad outing this year. Let's hope CC has corrected the issues he saw in his last game. It still won't be warm, so we may need to slug our way to a win toonight.

  3. buckeye balls says:

    rain would help, rest the pen and play tomorrow

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