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The Reds won the game 12-8. Or was it 16-8?

The game was officially over when the Yankees made the third out of the ninth inning. But Joe Girardi wanted to see Steven Jackson pitch and the umpires and Reds agreed to play the bottom of the ninth.

Jackson didn’t take advantage of the chance to impress his new manager as he allowed four runs and got only one out before the game was called. The sellout crowd was befuddled as they made their way to the exits.

Technically, it was 12-8. But you have to respect Girardi trying to give all his players a chance.