Reds 6, Yankees 3
Reds beat the Yankees 6-3 at Legends Field. The Reds are 10-2 this spring.
Aaron Harang became the first Reds' starter to pitch more than four innings. His line: 4 2/3 IP, 8 hits, 2 runs, no walks, two strikeouts. It was his best outing of the spring. Three of hits were infield hits.
Brandon Phillips led off the game with a home run, his fourth jack of the spring. "I don't hit jacks," he said. "I hit bombs." He was kidding. "I just try to hit it hard," he said. "I can't help it if they go out."
Josh Hamilton added an RBI single in the first.
Harang gave up infield single to Johnny Damon in the first, then struck out Derek Jeter swinging, Jason Giambi looking, and got ARod to pop out. Not sure who to -- my view of the field is obscured by window frames, a TV and a railing. Harang gave up a pair of runs in the second a weird hop infield single, a double off Adam Dunn's glove in left and sac fly.
Reds retook the lead in the third on Hamilton's sac fly. Jerry Narron was saying before the game that Hamilton hadn't faced anyone like Mussina at his best. Don't know if Mussina's at his best, but Hamilton went 1-for-1 with two RBI against him.
Hamilton ended up 2-for-2. Remember, how Narron said if Hamilton went 0-for-50 he'd still play him. Hamilton could go 0-for from this point to 50 at-bats and he'd still be hitting .320 after 50 ABs.
Harang worked a scoreless third and fourth. He left with two outs and a runner at third in the fifth.
Jon Coutlangus got Giambi to pop to center for the third out.
The Reds added an unearned in the sixth.
Chris Denorfia singled in a run and Norris Hopper hit a sac fly in the ninth.
Brian Meadows gave up a home run to Kevin Thompson in the ninth.