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Redlegs skipper Dusty Baker gave Chris Heisey the starting nod in left field for the night cap of the doubleheader and the 26-year old did not disappoint. Heisey helped awaken the National League's top run-producing offense by belting three home runs, driving in five runs, and scoring four times. It was his first multi-hit home run game in his career.
Meanwhile, starter Johnny Cueto delivered yet another dominating performance holding the powerful Pinstripe offense to only one run on two hits in his seven innings of work. He also fanned six while walking three to help lower his overall season ERA to a tidy 1.63.
Ramon Hernandez, Paul Janish, Scott Rolen and Jonny Gomes each recorded two hits a piece in the ball game as the home squad outhit the visitors by a 14-4 tally.
With the conclusion of their victory today the boys from the Queen City now pack their bags and head to Baltimore for a three-game set with the last place Orioles (33-39) beginning Friday night.
June 22, 2011
WP - Cueto (5-2)
LP - Gordon (0-1)
2B - (NYY) Rodriguez (CIN) Rolen
HR - (NYY) Swisher (CIN) Heisey (3), Gomes
-The Reds won for just the second time in nine tries against American League opponents in 2011.
-41,367 fans took in tonight's ball game on the banks of the Ohio River.