Recently, the Cincinnati Reds have been accustomed to completing comebacks. Before the All-Star break, the Reds completed a four-run and five-run comeback against the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs, respectively.
Unfortunately even with Brayan Pena's multi-homer game, the New York Yankees were too much for the Redlegs as they fell by a score of 4-3 Friday night at Yankee Stadium.
"You have to give them a lot of credit. They scored some runs and then their bullpen did the rest," Pena said. "For us, it was one of those games where we were grinding a little bit, first game back from the All-Star break. We were trying to get back on track."
"It was a cutter that backed up," Leake said. "It was still a decent location. He was able to drop his hands and hurt me."
Leake, who was hit with the loss, went seven innings allowing eight hits and four earned runs while striking out five. Pena homered yet again in the top half of the seventh inning but it was all that the Reds could manage as the Yankees took game one of the series.
"You have to shake it off and be ready for tomorrow," Pena said. "It's an early game. There is no time to feel sorry for ourselves."
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