MLB Game Summary - Cincinnati at NY Yankees|
(Friday, May 18th)
Final Score: NY Yankees 4, Cincinnati 0
Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Andy Pettitte dazzled on the mound, pitching
eight scoreless innings, as the New York Yankees topped the visiting
Cincinnati Reds, 4-0, in the opener of a three-game interleague series.
Pettitte (1-1) made his second start since re-joining the club and limited the
Reds to four hits, all singles, walked one and struck out nine to pick up his
first regular-season win since July 8, 2010 at Seattle.
"It just felt good to get everything going. All of my pitches were working and
my cutter was really sharp early. It just allowed me to open stuff up later in
the game," said Pettitte.
Robinson Cano and Raul Ibanez both homered in the eighth for New York, which
avoided a season-high fourth consecutive loss.
Cincinnati starter Bronson Arroyo (2-2) gave up a fourth-inning run and
recorded the first two outs in the eighth before Cano clubbed a solo home run
to deep right field. Alex Rodriguez then singled and scored on Ibanez's blast
"It's tough to keep those guys down all night," Arroyo said about the Yankees.
"In the end, the four runs was a killer."
Boone Logan tossed a 1-2-3 ninth to complete the four-hit shutout.
The Yankees got on the board in the fourth. Curtis Granderson and Cano led off
with back-to-back singles. Cano, however, was thrown out by right fielder Jay
Bruce trying to stretch his hit into a double. Rodriguez, who was stranded at
third base two innings earlier, then plated Granderson with a ground ball to
Arroyo pitched out of trouble in the sixth to keep the deficit at one. After
Derek Jeter and Granderson singled and Cano walked to load the bases with no
outs, Jeter and Granderson were erased on consecutive plays at the plate
before Nick Swisher popped out to short.
Pettitte threw 115 pitches, 78 for strikes...The Yankees and Reds have met
three times in the World Series - 1939, 1961 and 1976...Arroyo made his 299th
career start...New York took two of three from the Reds last year at Great
American Ball Park...The Yankees were 13-5 overall against NL teams in 2011,
while Cincinnati finished with a 6-12 record against the junior circuit last
season...The Reds are making their first trip to new Yankee Stadium...Game
05/19 02:30:34 ET