Joba sharp as Yanks top Reds

March 31, 2009 1:12:23 PM PDT
Joba Chamberlain pitched into the sixth inning Tuesday, a step forward in his development as a starter, and the New York Yankees took advantage of four Cincinnati errors in a 6-3 victory over the Reds, who played the last few innings without their manager. The Yankees wanted Chamberlain to pitch six innings for the first time this spring, and he came close. The right-hander allowed five hits and two runs in 5 1-3 innings, leaving after the Reds scored twice in the sixth. Melky Cabrera drove in three runs with a double and a sacrifice fly.

Reds manager Dusty Baker was ejected by plate umpire D.J. Reyburn following a heated argument in the sixth inning. It was an unusual outburst by Baker, who was ejected only once last season.


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