With three regulars out of the starting lineup, the Yankees managed a 4-2 win in the first game of today’s doubleheader against the Reds. Jorge Posada replaced Mark Teixeira at first base and hit the go-ahead home run in the sixth inning. Freddy Garcia was terrific through seven innings, allowing just three hits and two unearned runs for his sixth win of the season. Robinson Cano was the only everyday middle-of-the-order hitter in the lineup, and he went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run.
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