The New York Yankees defeated the Cincinnati Reds4-0 Friday night, winning game one of their three game interleague series. Andy Pettitte pitched eight strong innings for the Yankees, giving up only four hits. The 39-year-old lefty showed good form, with his fastball reaching 90 mph, and his cutter and curve both looking sharp. He struck out nine batters and walked only one over 115 pitches.
The Yankees offense came in the form of one in the fourth on an RBI ground out by Alex Rodriguez, and home runs by Robinson Cano and Raul Ibanez in the bottom of the eighth added three more runs. Curtis Granderson went 2-for-4 on the night. With the win the Yankees improve to 21-18 and snap a three-game losing streak. They face Cincinnati again on Saturday afternoon, with the first pitch at 1:05 p.m.
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Yankees lead the series 1-0
WP: Andy Pettitte (1 - 1)
LP: Bronson Arroyo (2 - 2)
|4 - 0 win|
|Sun 05/20||1:05 PM EDT|