Reds take game one

In the first game of the annual “Battle of Ohio,” the Reds prevailed 2-1 behind a great performance from Aaron Harang (4 hits, 1 ER, 9 K). Kevin Millwood was nearly as successful, giving up a run on six hits with five Ks, but the offense once again let down the starter. Millwood is 1-4 despite his tidy 3.31 ERA. Jake Westbrook has allowed two earned runs or fewer in six of his nine starts and he’s 1-7. Granted, Westbrook has gotten bombed in his other three starts, but he certainly deserves better than 1-7, especially considering he gave up six combined runs in four of those losses.

Today’s match-up (7:10) features C.C. Sabathia and rookie Elizardo Ramirez.

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