In progress: Yankees 6, Reds 2
Yankess lead the Reds 6-3 at soldout Ed Smith Stadium.
The Yanks scored an unearned run in the second on a Paul Janish error. Kyle Lohse, who had pitched well to that point, walked the first two hitters of the third, and then gave up a first-pitch home run to Bobby Abreu.
Reds loaded the bases in the first on hits from Ryan Freel, Josh Hamilton and Brandon Phillips. But Adam Dunn flied to shallow right, and Edwin Encarnacion hit into a 6-4-3 double play.
Lohse gave up another run in the fourth.
The Reds scored two in the bottom of the fourth on Lohse' bases loaded single.
But Javier Valentin, who scored the first run, left the game after the inning. He pulled up and couldn't score from second on Janish's drive to base of wall earlier in the inning. He has a strained left hamstring. If it's bad at all, Chad Moeller makes the team.
Lohse gave up another homer -- to ARod -- to start the fifth.
Reds scored a run in the fifth. Phillips single, Dunn single. Encarnacion RBI groundout.
Hamilton's motto's must be: .500 or bust. I was talking to a scout about him. "It's no illusion. He's that good. Great, gutsy pick by the Reds. He'll cool off. But him cooled off is better than some guys red hot."