Reds Rally Past Yankees in Rubber Match

May 20, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
Cincinnati Reds v New York Yankees
Alex Rodriguez was hitless in the Yankees loss Sunday. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Cincinnati (21–19) scored five runs in the last three innings Sunday to rally past the Yankees (21–20) 5–2 in the rubber match of their three-game set.

C.C. Sabathia (5–2) allowed just three singles through six innings before allowing three runs—including two home runs—in the seventh inning and took the loss. Sabathia was lifted at the end the inning after allowing six hits and striking out six Reds.

Reliever Boone Logan was charged with the other two runs after giving up singles to Brandon Phillips and Jay Bruce. Phillips and Bruce scored on a double by Ryan Ludwick.

Reds starter Johnny Cueto (5–1) got the win as he went seven innings allowing just two runs off a home run courtesy of Raul Ibanez that scored Robinson Cano. Ibanez’ home run was the ninth of the season for him.

Up next for New York is a three-game set against Kansas City starting Monday.

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