By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer
CINCINNATI (AP) _ Joey Votto singled with the bases loaded during the latest big inning off CC Sabathia on Tuesday night, and the Cincinnati Reds held on for a 5-3 victory that ended the New York Yankees’ winning streak at six games.
Sabathia (2-2) struggled for the fourth consecutive start, unable to get his fastball in the right spots until Cincinnati was in control. The Reds piled up six singles _ most of them grounders through the infield _ while scoring five runs in the second inning.
Votto and Billy Hamilton had two-run singles during the 10-batter rally. Manager Joe Girardi had Chad Green warming in the bullpen as the inning compounded.
Overall, Sabathia gave up seven hits and five runs in six innings. His ERA has risen from 2.25 to 5.77 over his last four starts.
Tim Adleman (2-1), who was born in Staten Island, gave up three runs in five innings against the AL’s top offense, including solo homers by Gary Sanchez and Didi Gregorius. Raisel Iglesias pitched the last two innings for his sixth save in six chances, escaping a two-on threat in the ninth when Sanchez lined into a double play.
The Yankees became the last team in the majors to reach double-digits in losses at 21-10. They split the two-game interleague series while catching up from the most grueling game in the majors this season.
The Yankees didn’t arrive in town and get to sleep until the sun was coming up on Monday after playing an 18-inning game the previous night in Chicago, a 5-4 win. Girardi rested a couple of starters each day of the two-game series, giving them a chance to recover from the marathon game at Wrigley Field. Matt Holliday, Chase Headley and Aaron Hicks were out of the starting lineup on Tuesday.
Their concern at the moment is Sabathia. The 36-year-old pitcher is in one of the worst stretches of his career, allowing 22 earned runs in 20 2/3 innings over his last four starts. Sabathia was pitching on an extra day’s rest after his shortest start of the season _ six runs in four innings against Toronto.
Yankees: Headley was hit on the right leg just below the knee by one of Drew Storen’s pitches on Monday night, but it’s not a significant injury. Headley pinch-hit in the ninth. … Hicks was hit on the right foot by one of Storen’s pitches and has a bruise. He pinch-hit in the seventh and stayed in the game in left field.
Reds: LH reliever Tony Cingrani threw 15 pitches in the bullpen without problem. He’ll throw again on Friday. Cingrani has been sidelined since April 21 by a sore oblique.
Yankees: After a day off, the Yankees open their shortest homestand of the season, playing four games against Houston. The Yankees are 22-12 all-time against the Astros, including 14-11 since they joined the AL in 2013.
Reds: After a day off, they open a three-game series in San Francisco. The Reds swept the Giants at Great American Ball Park last weekend, outscoring them 31-5. One of the Giants’ buses broke down on the way to the airport after the final game.
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